Early in her marriage, Grace Loring became the victim of her husband's unpredictable rages. Taking her infant daughter, Grace fled to the safety of her brother Gus's home in Vermont. Now, Grace is a successful author with her own web site. Accustomed to abused women writing to ask for advice, Grace is contacted by a troubled young woman named Stephanie Baine. When Stephanie's e-mails abruptly stop, Grace fears the worst. Then the e-mails resume, and...
Lucinda Hunter has been a virtual recluse in a Connecticut farmhouse for 27 years. Katanya Taylor is a nine-year old from Harlem who is staying with a host family for two weeks and meets Lucinda while admiring her garden. Lucinda's acquaintance with Katanya prompts the older woman to reexamine her life.
When tiny Humaby manages to escape from a locked van and runs for help, she saves herself as well as a newly stolen baby girl. But, given into the care of child psychiatrist Stefan Lazarus anad his family, the girl, renamed Faith, grows up under the glare of an unwelcome spotlight that drives her to dangerous behavior.
Mattie Sylvester, widow of one of America's foremost artists, spends her days recalling her turbulent past. She hires Sarah Kidd as her personal secretary and a deep bond forms between them. They discover deeply buried truths about themselves and are able to break through the confining past and embrace the future.