(From the publisher):
Anna Lutz Abbot thinks she has her independence, and therefore her happiness, intact. She is a capable woman, a sensible woman, not someone given to risky living.
This all seems to be true enough until her lovely daughter returns from college for the summer a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband arrives, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy, turning a hot summer into a steaming one, only to be cranked up another ten degrees by Anna's own fling with Arthur, who is, heaven help us, a Yankee. All the action unfolds under the watchful eyes of Miss Mavis and Miss Angel, her next-door neighbors of a certain age, who have plenty to say about Anna's past, present, and future.
Nothing is as she thought it was. The more Anna insists that she's in control, the more life shows her she is not, that she has to deal with all the truth no just the comfortable truth, and that secrets are just plain dangerous.
Original title: Isle of Palms
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary