From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of Shout Down the Moon and The Song Reader, a wise, humorous, and deeply compassionate story about the risks and rewards of loving when a single day can change our lives.
The young woman in Stephen Spaulding's cab was strange. Her view of the world was unusual to say the least. Gradually, however, Stephen learns how she and her brother have been raised by their once-famous father in a utopian 'Sanctuary', away from the decadence of modern America. She has come to St Louis to find her runaway brother, a brilliant painter who fled the Sanctuary himself two years before.
Dorothea's search for her brother will turn into an odyssey of discovery, leading to the shocking truth about her family's past and the terrifying events of the day that drove her father to escape California in a desperate attempt to protect his children from a dangerous world.
In Stephen, Dorothea finds a fellow traveller on her journey - together they learn that while a heart can be broken by the tragic events of a day, a day can also bring a new chance at love and a deeper understanding of life's infinite possibilities.