Now available for the first time as an eBook, this luminescent novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer enthralls with a story of difficult choices, complicated loves, and hard-won triumphs. nbsp; At the age of forty-six, Daphne Miller is a first-time homeowner, a divorced college administrator whose daughter has moved in with her father. On a dirt road in the green mountains of southern Vermont, Daphne has at last found a home of her own. It may be tiny, but the rustic cottage is hers, and she's determined to make it perfect. nbsp; Just down the lane, Jack Hamilton and his young family move in. The newly appointed English professor Jack has long dreamed of teaching at his prestigious alma mater, but his wife Carey Ann is terribly unhappy in rural New England. As Daphne takes Carey Ann under her wing, Jack suppresses his growing attraction for his new neighbor and the two become friends. But for Daphne, this increasingly complex friendship brings back the painful memories of a previous betrayal. Now at an unexpected crossroads, Daphne must let go of the woman she has become--and reach out for the woman she longs to be. nbsp; Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer's upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters !
Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer nbsp; "The queen of beach books." --The Star-Ledger nbsp; "Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide." --Elin Hilderbrand nbsp; "Thayer's gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating." -- Houston Chronicle nbsp; "One of my favorite writers." --Susan Wiggs nbsp; "Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families." -- The Miami Herald nbsp; "Thayer's sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace." --Dorothea Benton Frank