Deirdre Lincoln is a middle-aged nursery owner who has escaped the confines of her New England upbringing to make a new life for herself with her husband, Jeremy, in the Pacific Northwest. Her peaceful world is interrupted by an unexpected phone call from her older sister delivering the news of her mother’s sudden death.
Deirdre leaves behind her preseason plant ordering to fly east and work with her sisters to plan the funeral and take care of family business – most importantly, selling the house they grew up in, a place rich with memories. It is the first time the four women have spent time together as adults, although they have kept in touch over the years. As Deirdre revisits her past, sorting through a host of recollections, she soon realizes that the house harbors a secret that could change her life forever.
In a novel about family and secrets, one woman returns to her childhood home, connects with a long-forgotten past, and discovers a new truth about herself.