Sometimes the untold stories of the past are the ones we need to hear...
When Katie Garrett gets the unexpected news that she's received an inheritance from the grandmother she hardly knew, it couldn't have come at a better time. She flees Boston—and her increasingly estranged husband—and travels to rural Texas.
There, she's greeted by her distant cousin Scarlett. Friendly, flamboyant, eternally optimistic, Scarlett couldn't be more different from sensible Katie. And as they begin the task of sorting through their grandmother's possessions, they discover letters and photographs that uncover the hidden truths about their shared history, and the long-forgotten tragedy of the New London school explosion of 1937 that binds them. Inspired by true events, this unforgettable story is one of hope, healing, and the discovery of truth.
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"Moving...a multilayered story of heartache, hope, and healing."
"Relevant and timely, this novel will compel you to turn the pages until the secret at the heart of this family is finally revealed."
—Lorena Hughes, author of The Sisters of Alameda Street
William Morrow, paperback, August 2018, ISBN: 978-0062693440