A picture might be worth a thousand words, but what happens when your picture-perfect life isn’t what you thought it was?
Lennon Hannigan is a creative, flighty twenty-something who was raised by her grandmother after she lost her parents as a child. She’d rather be taking photos and starting her own photography studio than balancing expense reports at Corporate Resource Distributors, the lifeless wholesaler she works for in Buffalo. But everything starts to crumble when she unexpectedly loses her job, has a falling out with her safe, lawyer boyfriend, and gets a message out of the blue from Cade, the first — and only other — man she’s ever loved.
When she leaves town in search of both the job and man she’s been dreaming of, she does it without telling anyone, including her boyfriend, Thomas. She goes South, to the only true hometown she’s ever had — Southport, North Carolina, where she lived with her parents before she lost them. She feels more connected to her hometown than ever when she receives her mother’s old journal, which is full of photographs and letters to Lennon written in her mother’s own handwriting. The journal not only connects Lennon to her mother, but it also reveals a shocking family secret that she can’t overlook. Just when Lennon thinks she’s ready to leave Thomas and her old life completely behind her, she discovers that her dream man, Cade, is actually a nightmare. Will she see him for who he really is, or will she let him destroy the new life she’s built?
Join Lennon as she deals with unmet expectations and heart-wrenching revelations and discovers a home — and a family — she didn’t realize she had.