Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they’ve shared almost everything—reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table. Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they’ve never met.
Sasha’s dad was once married to Ray’s mom, and together they had three daughters: Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty; and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families—and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past.
The choices we make come back to haunt us; the effect on our destinies ripples out of our control…or does it? This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed, in a novel about family relationships, keeping secrets, and most of all, love.
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“It was a familiar weakness, not wanting the people she loved to want things too badly. Her protection could only extend so far.”
“If you want to be taken seriously, be serious. Take yourself seriously.”
“Like all slow and terrible wars, it was fought and borne by those who had no grievance, the most innocent enduring the worst.”
“Because we are the ones who want peace among the grown-ups , and they still want war.”
“Let the pain in. Give it a voice if it needs one.”