In the tradition of Luanne Rice and Kristin Hannah, Susan Wilson crafts novels rich with conflict and deep emotion. In this evocative work, she tells a tender, truthful, and reaffirming story of the fragile nature of love.
A loving wife and doting mother, Cleo Grayson McCarthy has always put others first. Now, desperate to finish her novel, she convinces her husband that she needs to spend the summer at a borrowed cottage on Cameo Lake — alone. But as she immerses herself in writing, Cleo can’t help but be aware of the composer who lives across the lake. At night she hears music drifting from his house and senses he’s a kindred spirit.
A loner, Ben Turner is regarded suspiciously by the tight-knit lake community. But he and Cleo become fast friends, and when a painful betrayal leaves Cleo adrift, she finds unexpected comfort in Ben. Before she can determine if she should fight for her crumbling marriage, Cleo must look into her heart. And Ben, whose past still lies in shadows, must look into his.