Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Graydon House
Source: Gloria at HarperCollins
Goodreads: One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.
Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.
With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter–a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was–Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.
But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.
Ope’s Opinion: I usually start a Kristan Higgins book and the rest of the world disappears for me. That didn’t happen this time. The story started out slow, the mention of The Big Event, with no clues as to what it was, and the sad characters, all made it hard for me get excited about getting back to the book.
I found the romance crammed into the end of the book with a couple of twists that were interesting.
I like so many of her other books, that I will try her next one. This one just didn’t grab me.