When life falls apart,
a little fantasy goes a long way...
"A touching novel...poignantly portrays the struggle to come to terms with uncomfortable yet necessary questions about the conditions of love."
"Hogan does a good job of mixing humor and heartbreak in this sharply observed novel drawn from her own experience."
On sale June 19
One epic disaster.
1889: Elizabeth Haberlin spends every summer on a beautiful mountain lake high above the working class community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The private retreat is patronized by society's elite. Elizabeth summers with Carnegies, Mellons and Fricks, following the rigid etiquette of her class. Until one unimaginable night in May...
PRESENT DAY: Lee Parker secretly lives in a pool house in Southern California's posh North Beverly Park. Now 18, she's granted access to genetic information from the file of her closed adoption. Accidentally, she sees an old photograph of a 19th century woman, standing in a pile of rubble in the aftermath of a ghastly disaster. With this solo link to her past, Lee embarks on a journey to identify the woman in the photo and thus unlock the mystery of her history.
"...a beautiful work of historical fiction that pulls you into a distant time and place and makes it feel like home."
"Fans of historical fiction, this needs to be your summer read. Set half in the late 1800s and half in modern day California, this coming of age story for two women linked by a tragedy is a fascinating tale that manages to seamlessly stay woven together."
"...the tragic story of the Johnstown Flood is background for a fascinating tale of two women, generations apart, who defy expectations to find their own paths to happiness and purpose. Awash in historical detail, this book is a real page-turner."
-- Melanie Benjamin
New York Times Bestselling author of THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE and THE AVIATOR'S WIFE