Ruth Hardaway has had one passion all her life books. For thirty years shes devoted her life to her book store, trying to bury her painful past. But now the store is in jeopardy, and the past is catching up with her.
Lucinda Barrett lost everything in a life-shattering betrayal. Desperate, she goes after one last dreamto be an author. Alone and broke, she embarks on a journey, eventually landing on Ruths doorstep.
Ruth takes Lucy under her wing, championing her book and even offering her refuge at a nearby lake cabin. In return, she wants Lucy to keep an eye on her son, Colin, whos recovering from a war injury. As the two women grow closer and begin to face the past, neither has any idea that their toughest decisions lie aheador that their friendship is about to fall apart because of a little white lie.