Delsol brings readers a story about three generations of women and the secrets that exist between them. She addresses the bonds that connect mothers, daughters and sisters with compassionate, sharp and witty storytelling, delving into the hearts of her characters and revealing their innermost thoughts. A delightful, solid read.

For Jill, life is well under control as she runs an inn with her mother and raises her 14-year-old daughter — until she agrees to host the wake of the town matriarch. Her world is suddenly turned upside down as she is brought face to face with a slew of people from her past, including an old high school crush. What follows is an unearthing of old memories, rivalries and even the beginnings of a new romance, not to mention the reveal of an age-old family secret. (BERKLEY, Aug., 336 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates