Julie Holt befriends a struggling artist who reminds her of her little sister who disappeared and was never found, and through the friendship is able to begin a long and painful healing process.
Now in mass market from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels: a story of one woman’s journey into a secret past–and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi…
Working at an auction house in New York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister. Monica Guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life.
Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait–as well as custody of her young son. Taking him to Biloxi, Mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather–and unlocks a surprising family history….