In the book, Marielle Bishop, who has watched all her friends marry and begin families, has at last found love online. She leaves the Arizona desert to marry a Virginia widower, joining him and his two children and his first wifes grandmother in an ancestral family home where it seems like ghosts are everywhere, real and imagined. As Marielle struggles to fit into her new role as wife and stepmother, unsettled by the strange sense of sorrow she feels inside Holly Oaks walls, she must uncover the truth about Susannah, and reconcile her belief that it is peoplenot housesthat [ … ]
There are no second chances. Or are there?
Krista has long since quit caring about her cold, distant mother, but at her mothers deathbed, revelations about the pastincluding Kristas first loveopen the possibility of forgiveness and a new relationship.