Jessica Hansen’s success and icy calm hide painful secrets and a past that shapes her life. Until she meets Springer MacDowell, son of her best friends. One decision sets off a series of cataclysmic events that rip apart her safe life.

Retreating to an old summer house in Vermont, Jessica slowly learns to accept friendship, accept the past, accept the new family she’s made, building a hopeful future, until Springer comes back into her life, ready to shatter her new-found peace.

Can these two survivors ever learn how to belong? Can they heal enough to make that family theirs?

This RITA Award winning novel was previously titled Banish Misfortune.

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