New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice brings back two of her most beloved characters to tell of two undying love affairs. . . .

Sister Bernadette Ignatius has returned to Ireland in the company of Tom Kelly to search for the son they left behind. For it was here that these two long-ago lovers spent a season of magic before Bernadette’s calling led her to a vocation as Mother Superior at Star of the Sea Academy. For Tom, Bernadette’s choice meant giving up his fortune and taking the job as caretaker at Star of the Sea, where he could be close to the woman he could no longer have but never stopped loving.

And somewhere in Dublin a young man named Seamus Sullivan is also on a search, dreaming of being reunited with his own first love, the only “family” he’s ever known. They’d been inseparable growing up together at the orphanage, until Kathleen Murphy’s parents claimed her and she vanished to America. Now that very girl, grown to womanhood, works as a maid and waits for the miracle that will bring back the only boy she’s ever loved.

That miracle is at hand–for life’s greatest rewards are reached only by those who dare to risk everything . . . for what matters most.
“A page-turner.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Luanne Rice has a talent for navigating the emotions that range through familial bonds, from love and respect to anger.”—The Denver Post

“Rice has an elegant style, a sharp eye and a real warmth. In her hands families—and their values—seem worth cherishing.”—San Francisco Chronicle



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