(From the publisher):
Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares. Linda's personal life? Well, between the married men, the New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet, and and her ex-husband, who's married a beautiful successful woman ten years younger than she is--let's say, Linda has seen enough to fill a thousand pages.
As the story opens, she is barreling down Interstate 95, bound for Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the land of her ancestors. Welcomed by the generous hearts of her advice-dispensing sister, Mimi, Linda and her daughters slowly begin to find their way and discover a sweeter rhythm of life.
And then there's Brad Jackson, a former investment banker from Atlanta, Georgia, who hires her to run his restaurant on Shem Creek. Like everyone else, Brad's got a story of his own--namely an almost ex-wife, Loretta, who is the kind of gal who gives women a bad name.
The real protagonist of this story is the Lowcountry itself. The magical waters of Shem Creek, the abundant wildlife, and the astounding power of nature give this tiny corner of the planet its infallible reputation as a place for introspection, contemplation, and healing.
Original title: Shem Creek
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary