By Kristin Hannah
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345450746, 448pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
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Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in intimacy—until she meets the one man who can change her mind.
Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of On Mystic Lake, Angel Falls, Summer Island, and Distant Shores. She lives with her husband and son in the Pacific Northwest.
“Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.”
—The Washington Post Book World
“Bestselling author Hannah writes witty dialogue . . . bringing snap and a lot of warmth to a familiar lesson: that contentment comes from accepting each other’s flaws.”
“ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING . . . Hannah has a nice ear for dialogue and a knack for getting the reader inside the characters’ heads.”
—The Seattle Times
“[Hannah] writes of love with compassion and conviction.”
—LUANNE RICE, author of The Secret Hour