Summer's Child

  • Publish Date: 2005-05-31
  • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
  • Author: Luanne Rice

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From Luanne Rice, the celebrated author of Beach Girls and many other New York Times bestsellers, comes this powerful novel of a mystery, a love affair, and a bond that cannot be broken set in a seaside town where miracles are made...

On the first day of summer, Mara Jameson went out to water her gardenand was never seen again. Years after her disappearance, no one could forget the expectant mother whose glowing smile had captured the heart of everyone whod known her: Maeve Jameson, still mourning the loss of a granddaughter she had struggled to protectPatrick Murphy, a dogged police detective obsessed with a vanished womanand Lily Malone, drawn to the rugged beauty of the Nova Scotia coast and its promise of a new life.

Here Lily hopes to raise her nine-year-old daughter, Rose, far from the pain and loss of the past. Here she will meet a gifted scientist, Liam Neill, whose life is on a similar trajectory from heartbreak to hope. And before the season is over, Lily will find the magic that exists in people we love the bestthe everyday miracles that can make the extraordinary happen anywhere.

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