Penny's entire life has been a straight path to her one ambition of becoming a surgeon. Overwhelming and stressful, her residency is a rutted road of red tape and bureaucracy. The last thing she needs is to lose focus. But her path comes to an abrupt halt when she inherits an antique store and a cat named Jake in the cozy town of Ramsbolt, Maine.
Eager to put the obstacle behind her, she rushes to the tiny town only to find she's inherited more than tables and chairs and a cat from the grandmother she never knew. There's also a mountain of debt and a shop so full she can barely walk.
With only five days to sell it all, clear the debt, and find a home for Jake before it all crashes down, the deck is stacked against her. If she fails, her future will be put on hold and her student loans will enter repayment, all before she starts her career. And Ramsbolt has no need for old furniture or outsiders. Especially the kind who don't want to be there.
As she sifts through the contents of the antique store - through the mixed-up jumble of her family's past and Ramsbolt's antiques - she must face old truths: There's no such thing as a straight path, the road is paved with choices, and your destination isn't one of them.
Pen and Key Publishing, 9781733406840, 314pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 2019