A New York Times best-selling novelist shares a "Steel Magnolias meets Sweet Home Alabama" story of four lifelong friends in the Deep South who cross paths with a young homeless woman.
Raised in foster care in Asheville, North Carolina, Tara Abbott has been rearing her two younger half-brothers since she turned eighteen. When the young men, Sean and Nicholas, are lost to a devastating tornado and Tara suffers a head injury, the grief-struck woman flees to St. Simons Island, looking for a family connection. She knows the place has some thread to Nana Phi and the painting she left to Tara. Things go awry from the moment Tara arrives in St. Simons, and the effects of her head injury blur the lines between imagination and reality. Nothing quite adds up, and the trouble is compounded when her wallet and phone are lost.
Soon an addled Tara is taking refuge wherever she can, stealing food as needed.
St. Simons residents Julep Burnside, Luella Ward, Sue Beth Manning, and Dell Calhoun have been friends since they attended Bible camp together forty years earlier. Hailing from Glynn County, Georgia, they call themselves The Glynn Girls. They were longtime friends with Sapphira Flagg, before she passed, and they don't know that the homeless troubled soul that they are helping--the one Julep's son Gavin discovered--is Phi's long-lost granddaughter. Can the Glynn Girls help Tara find her way back to herself?