''De los Santos brings her signature style, wit, and charm while weaving in beloved characters from her previous novels. . . .This tender, genuine, and joyful novel is one to savor.'' (Booklist (starred review))
''De los Santos...here revisits the next generation of her beloved characters, moving the family saga forward with this engrossing story of unshakable love, personal ethics, and a commitment to life's larger truths.'' --(Library Journal)
''The author doesn't sugarcoat the violence that the women have suffered, but she balances those passages with soaring descriptions of everything from the saltwater marshes to Dev's smile. This novel is both lovely and powerful.'' --(Publishers Weekly)
''Breathtaking. These characters are so alive and so complex, you might pass them on the street. Marisa de los Santos infuses their lives with poetry and insight -- and does the same for us in the process.'' --(Katherine Center, author of How to Walk Away and Happiness for Beginners)
From the Back Cover
Clare Hobbes is tying the knot with a bona fide catch: a handsome, smart, hardworking lawyer who adores her. So why is she so jittery? How, Clare wonders, did she get here?
On the morning of the ceremony, the bride-to-be meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During their spontaneous yet profound conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to do what she longs to do: follow her heart. Three weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has died, and that the elderly woman has given her another unexpected gift—the space to discover what she truly wants—an old house along the Delaware shore.
Though the rambling Blue Sky House has been empty for years, Clare instantly senses a deep connection to Edith inside its walls. With the help of her mother, Viviana; her surrogate mother, Cornelia Brown; and her former boyfriend and best friend, Dev Tremain, Clare begins to piece together the story of Blue Sky House—a decades-old mystery more complex and tangled than she could have imagined.