Lucy Toomey is a seasoned political campaigner whose long days and short nights are soon to pay off. Just as her boss is to enter the White House, Lucy receives word that her estranged older sister Alice has died. Lucy returns to her small, close-knit hometown of Nilson’s Bay, Wisconsin, to settle her sister’s affairs. The pair had parted ways after an accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired. Now, to meet the terms of Alice’s will, Lucy must take up temporary residence in her sister’s cottage and come to terms with the fact that her understanding of her sister could not be further from the truth.
This heartwarming, character-driven story weaves together a dual narrative about families and relationships. Themes of compassion and forgiveness invite the reader to embrace this unusual family dynamic and while the women are unconventional, their relationships pull the reader in with their authenticity, the way their hopes and dreams combine make them all stronger. Recommended for women of all ages. -Review by staff member Christian M.