From the New York Times bestselling author of the “delicious beach read” (Booklist) A Week at the Shore, a moving classic tale of two women, a generation apart, whose dreams become united in an unexpected way.
To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who values appearance above all else: exquisitely mannered, a supportive wife, and head of a successful wine-producing enterprise. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir to fully explain.
Olivia Jones is a dreamer, living vicariously through the old photographs she restores. She and her daughter cling to the fantasy that a big, happy family is out there just waiting for them. When Natalie hires Olivia to help with her memoir, a summer at Natalie’s vineyard by the sea seems the perfect opportunity to live out that fantasy. But all is not as it seems.
As the illusion of an idyllic existence comes crashing into reality, the lives of these two women, parallel in so many ways, collide in an emotional and unforgettable manner.
Barbara Delinsky has written more than twenty New York Times bestselling novels, with over thirty million copies in print. Her books are highly emotional, character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship. She is also the author of a breast cancer handbook. A breast cancer survivor herself, Barbara donates her author proceeds from the handbook to fund a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Visit her at BarbaraDelinsky.com.