In 1968, they blew their chance for happiness together. Can they find a way to do it right this time?
A moving new story about a troubled and conflicted woman who reconnects with her long-lost love from the past.
Crest Hill, Alabama 2016
After enduring forty-three years of mental abuse and infidelity for the sake of her now-grown children, Annie Martin Blake files for divorce from successful banker Paul Blake. She is now a wealthy but lonely 65-year-old woman lacking in self-confidence and painful social anxiety.
Annie finds her safe haven in a 1920s cottage with an overgrown and struggling vintage garden. She re-discovers her secret journal and a tattered scrapbook recounting her life in the psychedelic summer of 1968. As she revisits her own teenage words, Annie describes her first true love — Mitch Brandon — the boy who captured her heart at first glance fifty years ago and still occupies the deepest corner of her heart.
When Mitch Brandon turns up again in Annie’s life, the deep love and memories between them come flooding back — but their feelings must remain hidden. Mitch is trapped in a bad marriage and sees no way out.
Then another man enters Annie’s life, and he builds her self-confidence and eases the plaguing social anxiety. Annie wants to forget the demons from her past and hopes for a second chance at happiness. But is she listening to her heart? What is it telling her?