A story about second chances, forgiveness, and finding home in unexpected places.
Seven. That's how old Luella McCrae was when her mother abandoned her, leaving her in the driveway of her grandparents' foster home. There, she grew up among the other fosters, resenting every day that her mother never came back for her. She left the farm the day she turned eighteen-her sights set on a life in the city.
Eleven years later, she's still struggling to make a name for herself as a writer in Atlanta. After losing her job and getting kicked out of her apartment, she receives a phone call from her grandma's lawyer with an offer that's hard to refuse. Her grandma is sick, in need of a caregiver and help around the farm. Luella swore she'd never go back to Chipley Creek. But with no job, and no place to live, it seems like the only option she has.
If she accepts, it means returning to the home she said she never would, the grandma she resents, and the love she left behind.