Published: 1 June 2009 (Paperback)
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies
Archer Loh is a suburban lawyer, wife and mother who has a secret. Connor McCall is a Harvard graduate, turned Wyoming Sheep rancher who desires nothing more than to see the child he walked away from.
When her life falls apart, Archer moves to an isolated cabin in Massachusetts to hide from the world. Her peace full retreat is invaded when Connor McCall sets up camp on the vacant land next door. After an icy start, Archer and Connor's relationship develops into one of mutual understanding and friendship.
They each have demons in the past that they aren't quite ready to deal with, but with each others help they learn to accept what has happened and move forward, that is until Connor is forced to return to Wyoming and Archer realises that maybe she doesn't want to be isolated any more.
This story made me laugh and cry (much to the chagrin of the man sitting next to me on the train at the time!). My heart swelled with joy and broke as we are led on a journey of loss, despair and self discovery as, with Connor's help, Archer comes to understand that it is OK to continue living even though her daughter isn't, and Connor learns it is never to late to form a relationship with someone you thought you had lost.
This is a wonderfully written story, that will draw you in, and you won't want to leave until the end.