Jennifer has no idea she has an aunt. No hint of her rich family history. No clue her mother is keeping a lifelong secret. Not until she randomly opens a book and a old picture falls to the floor. This single photograph tears open a family wound filled with death, regret and stories never before told. This chance find also sends Jennifer on a quest to find her long-last aunt.
Leaving her comfortable home near the wheat fields of Nebraska, Jennifer travels to the gray, rocky coast of Maine and the open arms of her aunt Sarah. While staying with Sarah, she discovers a rich family history, meets people from her mother’s past and befriends young, handsome genius Nathan Moore. As Jennifer tries to heal the wounds of the past and piece together her mother’s story, she also writes one for herself.
This young adult novel is everything a young adult novel should be: rich, spirited writing, gorgeous settings, strong families, journeys of self-discovery and the beauty of first love. And clean content. Author Regina Sirois has done an absolutely amazing job with her first book. Her subtly profound prose, her charming characters and her poignant commentary on family and life make this book a triumph and a must-read.