Julia Temperance Brewer has grown up in the small southern town, where she raised her daughter. Now that she’s older, Tempy is looking for something she hasn’t had with anyone in a long time—connection. She feels lost and alone; with no one to turn to for help, she must make her own way for the first time in her life
Tempy doesn’t know where she is going or what waits for her when she gets there. In this most frightening time of her life, however, what she winds up finding is beyond anything she could have dreamed possible. When her husband forced her to leave her childhood home, Tempy thought he had taken all hope away from her. But now it seems like she may find the life she always dreamed was waiting for her; just when it looks as though her life is crashing around her, she finds more happiness than she ever knew existed or imagined was possible. Tempy is learning that secrets can have consequences—some of them can come back to bite, and others can lead to the most beautiful time of your life.
This novel follows the continuing life and trials of an older woman whose life changes beyond her recognition, leading to a change that she could never have imagined.