In this fast-paced and evocative novel, Dorothea Benton Frank again takes us deep into the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where three unsuspecting women are brought together by tragedy and mystery.
Lisa St. Clair knows a thing or two about weathering storms. A dedicated nurse with a healthy sense of humor, she singlehandedly raised her truculent daughter Marianne, after her ex walked out on them twenty-four years ago.
When Kathy Harper, Lisa's favorite patient, loses her battle with cancer, Lisa finds herself drawing closer to Carrie and Suzanne, the devoted friends who were always by Kathy's side. As these three women's lives inevitably connect, they share their concerns about men, getting older and the horrors of maintaining financial stability.
Somehow their conversations always return to the enigma of Kathy. Who was she? What did her short life mean? Gradually they uncover the truth of Kathy's life and unfurl plans to secure their own futures, as fate steps in to help them discover that being single doesn't have to mean being alone.