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"Loosely connected to Rossiter’s previous
 novels, this tale is peopled with wonderfully 
intriguing characters, both two- and four-
legged. The story within a story is moving: 
quite emotional with much sadness, but 
there’s also joy. This truly inspirational 
tear-jerker will be remembered long after 
the last page."

- RT Book Reviews Magazine, 4.5 stars, Top Pick
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"Rossiter returns to the characters from her novel 
Nantucket in this coming-of-age story. Sally Ryan, 
the proud owner of Nantucket coffee shop Cuppa Joe, 
is publishing a book about her life story. As readers 
learn, Sally had a very unremarkable childhood, living with her widowed father in Medford, Mass. Her life forever changes when she meets Drew McIntyre, gets pregnant, and marries him at a young age. Fearful of Drew and encumbered by Catholic guilt (she believes her miscarriage resulted from one of her misdeeds), Sally believes that the marriage can’t be dissolved. She travels to Nantucket, finds a place to stay, and begins working at a local coffee shop. After meeting Coop, a Vietnam vet, Sally enjoys their close friendship, which evolves into an on-again, off-again romance they try to keep secret. While the story of Sally’s life is a page-turner, it’s the manner in which she is finally able to reconcile her faith with her relationship with Coop that will resonate."

– Publishers Weekly