“A rare combination of realism and romance.”—The New York Times Book Review on Summer Light
“Few writers evoke summer's translucent days so effortlessly, or better capture the bittersweet ties of family love.”
—Publishers Weekly on Beach Girls
“Irresistible…vivid storytelling. Readers can almost smell the sea air. Rice has a gift for creating realistic characters, and the pages fly by as those characters explore the bonds of family.”—Orlando Sentinel on The Secret Hour
”Luanne Rice has enticed millions of readers by enveloping them in stories that are wrapped in the hot, sultry weather of summer…she does it so well.”—USA Today
From the Hardcover edition.
Pell Davis, wise beyond her sixteen years, and her younger sister Lucy still long for the mother who ran away from them when they were children. Pell thinks she knows why Lyra left. Now she will travel across an ocean to find the mother she remembers and learn the deeper truths Lyra has never been able to reveal.