In Patti Callahan Henry’s vibrant debut novel, a wife and mother discovers that although life has led her in joyous new directions, she still secretly cherished memories of her very first love.
Like most mothers, Amy Reynolds has anticipated the moment when her son brings home his first serious girlfriend. But when he does, she’s shocked to meet the girl’s father. He is none other than Nick Lowry – the college boyfriend who captivated her heart and soul and then, without a word of explanation or warning, disappeared. She still remembers what she felt for Nick…and she still wonders what took him away from her.
Life has been good to Amy. Her marriage is satisfying, her teenage children thriving. She loves her beautifully restored home and her work teaching at the local college. She has long since buried her memories of Nick. But she can’t help missing the young woman she was then, full of passion and promise. And she can’t help being tempted by the life she might have lived…might still live – even though making that choice would betray all she holds dear.