Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect
her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up
serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne’s
defense of her spouse—all lies—and the sisters have been estranged
ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in
Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit,
turns up on her doorstep.
The two long for a relationship with
each other, but they’ll have to dig deep into their family’s difficult
past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by
Anne and her husband and find in their new connection a place of
When Clare begins to suspect her sister might have
followed Grit to New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a
long-awaited reunion … but will it be the joyous occasion they dream
of? And will Clare and her longtime partner, Paul, whose complicated
relationship has been sorely tested through the years, find a way back
to love and to each other—again?
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