After notifying her sister, Bridget, Nell hops on a plane and rushes to her mother’s side. There, she discovers that her mother has been living a second life. Mary has another home and a set of complex relationships with people her daughters have never met.
When Nell and Bridget delve deeper into their mother’s lakeside hideaway, they uncover a vault of family secrets and the gateway to change for all three women.
Gail Cleare has written for newspapers, magazines, and Fortune 100 companies. Her advertising agency worked for the co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and she was Leonardo's date for the premiere of the second movie. She got to wear a black silk evening gown and sparkly shoes, and ride in the Turtle Mobile.
When she worked for AOL, Gail wrote a cooking column about chocolate and read Tarot cards live online. Her fine art photography is held in private collections across the US.Gail lives on an 18th century farm in Massachusetts with her family and dogs, cats, chickens, black bears, blue herons, rushing streams and wide, windy skies. She writes fiction full time now, sitting by a view of woodlands and pastures.