Rocked by tragedy, Annie Marlow returns to the one place she knows she can heal: the cottage by the sea where she spent many happy childhood holidays with her family. There, Annie meets Keaton, a local painter with a big heart; Mellie, the reclusive landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. With them her broken spirit starts to heal. Then events threaten Annie's new idyll. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey and the pull of the haven -- and the man -- she has come to call home. Will she be able to make her new-found happiness last?
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Northwest, Pacific -- Fiction.
Painters -- Fiction.