Its a hot August Saturday on Nantucket Island. Over the course of the next 24 hours, two lives will be transformed forever. Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade.
This all changes with a phone call from Marguerites goddaughter, Renata Knox. Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renatas mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity, against her fathers wishes, to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her mothers life and death.
But the events of the day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned.