Two Women . . . On the long drive to her family’s summer cottage Liz Hardy was dreading the cobwebs, dust, and memories that surely awaited her after five uninhabited years. She knew there was no reason to put it off any longer now that both of her parents were gone. It was time to sell the rustic old place and nothing would ever be the same for her again.
Nora Tillot gazed out the window at her thriving garden and then across the kitchen to her failing parents. Today. Yesterday. Tomorrow. All the same she thought. But looking at her mother, Nora smiled radiantly, took a deep breath, squared her shoulders, and went to help her father with his lunch.
One Journey . . . When her rental car has a flat tire Liz reluctantly stops at the old Tillot farm to borrow a jack. Walking out to the barn together the two women unknowingly take the first steps on a path that will change both of their lives forever. But when their tender friendship turns passionate, Nora and Liz’s happiness is shattered by accusations and rumors. Trying desperately to rise above the tumult, they silently wonder if their love can survive.
First Bella Books edition 2002. Second Bella Books edition 2012.