Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at MariahStewart.com, like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuthorMariahStewart, and follow her on Instagram @Mariah_Stewart_Books.
Estranged sisters Caroline, Annette, and Leah St. Clair have spent their lives trying to escape the legacy of their wealthy, aloof, social-climbing mother, Virginia—each losing a certain part of herself in the process. Now, on the eve of her seventieth birthday, Virginia has asked them all to help her get settled into her magnificent new estate on the rocky coast of Maine, a request each sister reluctantly agrees to, thinking it may be her mother's last.
But it is Virginia who has something to give to the daughters she neglected in childhood. For amid the glories of a New England summer, three sisters will finally learn the answers to the questions that have troubled them for years . . . and new truths that will stay with them forever.
But Lizzy hadn't counted on Ellie's boyfriend coming along for the ride. Steve is a convicted juvenile criminal and, more importantly for Lizzy, his colours are bad. For as long as she can remember, Lizzy had seen bands of colour around people. Some were good, some not so; Steve's colours were almost black. And, as Lizzy predicts, the journey does not lead to happiness . . .
Now a mother herself, Lizzy writes of her past to her own daughter, patching together her curious upbringing afresh: a brave and heart-warming process, revealing the secrets and mysteries at the core of her life.
A stirring, ultimately uplifting novel of love, loyalty and survival.