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From the USA Today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel that asks the question, “Have you ever wanted to leave your life behind?”
Midwife Clara Perry has felt her mental health dangling by a silk thread for a long time, ever since she discovered her husband’s habitual infidelity. Now, as she reels from her best friend’s recent suicide and the sudden, tragic death of a patient in childbirth, that thread snaps. So Clara does the only thing she can think of: she runs. Leaving without a word to anyone, she crosses the border into Canada, heads for a small, remote island in Lake Erie, and reinvents herself as Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude and peace.
Even in this snowy outpost, there’s no avoiding the outside world. The residents are curious and friendly, and draw “Sara” into their lives and confidences. She begins volunteering at the local medical clinic, using her midwifery skills, and slowly forms a tentative relationship with an enigmatic local police officer. But what will happen if she risks letting go of her secret?
Amid all the revelations and heartbreaks in store, one lesson is becoming clear: that the life you never imagined can sometimes prove to be exactly the one you need.