The touching best-seller following two families and the ties that bind them through hardship and heartache.
Darby Lane and Russell Gunn have been inseparable since childhood. But after graduate school, a tragic accident takes Russ's life -- and Darby's world is shattered. With the help of her three wily aunts -- the eldest 72 years young -- Darby encourages the torn Gunn family to reunite as they mourn the loss of 33-year-old Russ.
Her long journey to healing brings her closer to Russ's brother Ben, whom she begins to see through new eyes. Suddenly love blooms in the place of grief. Out of tragedy, Darby and Ben forge a new life at The Horseshoe, a historical spot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which holds all of Darby and Ben's childhood memories.
The Lanes team up with Ben to save his father, Marcus Gunn, who's been estranged from his children and kept medicated and a prisoner in his own home by he second wife Bella -- a conniving, scheming social climber. Bit by bit, Darby discovers that loss can build new life and love.