First came love, then came marriage, and then . . .
For seventeen-year-old Tam, running off to marry her musician boyfriend is the ideal escape from her claustrophobic high-school life on the island, and the ultimate rebellion against her father and stepmother. But when Tam becomes a widow just weeks later, the shell-shocked teen is forced to find her way forward by going back to the life she thought she'd moved beyond-even as her struggle to deal with her grief is forcing her to reinvent herself and reach out to others in ways she never imagined.