Samantha Parker is picking up the pieces of her life—and a pen to sign divorce papers—after she finds out her husband has been cheating on her and the other woman is expecting his child.
While the idea of leaving town and starting over is appealing, Sam’s only option is to head back to her childhood home of Cocoa Beach, Florida to help her recently-widowed mother run their family inn. Can she go home and start her whole life over at forty-three?
Sam decides to spend the summer living in the beachfront cottage where she was raised, bringing her twenty-four-year-old daughter for moral support and laughter and her teenage son in the hopes that the change will help him heal too.
Finding peace on the sun-washed island, Sam finally spreads her wings, gets her first real job, and reconnects with the siblings she’s kept at a distance for far too many years. She helps her daughter navigate a new romance, guides her mother through a widow’s grief, and supports her sister as she faces an unexpected challenge. But when the pain of the divorce becomes too much for her fragile son to handle, Sam wonders if she can ever really escape her past.