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It’s George and Mara Spencer’s 25th wedding anniversary, and the Spencer daughters are finally back under the same roof again: Lottie, the youngest, Mara’s adored only child, and Lottie’s two older half-sisters, Dinah and Vaughan, the daughters of George’s first marriage - a marriage that ended in a terrible tragedy, with the death of his beautiful young wife. In the years since, their father has found happiness again...but on this hot summer day in Birch Bend, when catastrophe strikes at the anniversary party, that happiness threatens to disappear overnight. Now, amidst the panic and upheaval, it’s up to sisters Dinah and Lottie to hold their fractured family together. But it’s hard when nobody’s telling the truth about the last ten years, even to themselves.

Things only get trickier when Dinah’s old flame arrives back in town, and George’s shocking plans for the girls’ inheritance are revealed. And then there’s the secret Lottie discovers in the attic, in the “memory box” belonging to George’s first wife, Bonnie. A secret that could explode everything she and her sisters have always believed about their family....

Family secrets abound in this gripping, suspenseful, and ultimately uplifting pause-resister about buried pasts, little white lies, and the twists and turns that finally lead us home. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kerry Lonsdale, Emma Davies, and Nicole Trope.

©2021 Claire Amarti (P)2021 Claire Amarti

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Wonderful book!

This was not the story I was expecting but it was a great one for sure!