Synopses & Reviews
From the acclaimed author of Beach Plum Island and The Wishing Hill... "No one does it better than Holly Robinson.”Susan Straight, National Book Award Finalist and Author of Between Heaven and Here
Catherine and Zoe are sisters, but even their mother, Eve, admits her daughters are nothing alike. Catherine is calm and responsible. Zoe is passionate and rebellious. Nobody is surprised when Zoe gets pregnant, drops out of college, and spirals into drug addiction.
One night Catherine gets a call from Zoes terrified daughter, Willow, saying her mother has abandoned her in a bus station and disappeared. Eve blames herself, while Catherine, unable to have children, is delighted to raise Willow as her own.
Now, five years later, Eve is grieving her husbands death and making reluctant plans to sell the familys beloved summer home on Prince Edward Island. But a series of unexpected revelations will upend the family and rock three generations of women.
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Praise for Holly Robinsons Novels
“[An] absorbing, big-hearted novel.”—Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point
“A triumphant family saga filled with heart and hope. I couldn't put it down!”—Amy Sue Nathan, Author of The Glass Wives
“Sparkles with warmth and wit while tackling the prickly sides of a mother-daughter relationship...With deeply emotional passages tempered by humor and some surprising romance, Robinson's portrayal of family members striving to forge deeper connections after self-imposed absences is compelling. [A] full-hearted tale of quiet triumphs, mended fences, and new connections.”—Booklist
“[A] luminous novel of buried secrets.”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow
About the Author
Holly Robinson is an award-winning journalist and author of Haven Lake, Beach Plum Island, The Wishing Hill, and a memoir, The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter.