After ten years apart, two young Charlestonians meet by chance at a wedding in the English countryside. Eliza Poinsett is an art historian living in London with a boyfriend who adores her. Henry Heyward, Eliza's first love, is a charming, cultured newspaper man who knows how to navigate the swamps of the Lowcountry. What follows is the opportunity for a second chance.
Henry, a devoted father to his nine-year-old son, tries to explain to Eliza why he never wrote that important letter. And while Eliza is a modern woman, pushing against the boundaries of Southern cliches, she is forced to reconcile her independence with an eternal question: does home really ever let us go?
Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the lush Lowcountry landscape, and entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Charleston is an evocative, melancholy novel about one woman's love for both a man and an unforgettable city."