Colm strolled into my life 15 years ago. If there's ever such a thing as love at first sight, that was it for us both. A few weeks later we married, celebrating with those who cared. This was going to be forever, the happy ever after...until it wasn't. We discovered a devastating truth, one that blew away our future. What would you do if your husband slept with another woman?
Alice Waites has been single for almost two years. So when her close friends in The Short Book Group question her lack of interest in dating, she decides the time has come to open up to new possibilities. Along the way, she discovers the secret heartache, well-meant scheming and calculating deceit of those around her. But the most devastating truth revealed is the one which she has kept hidden from herself: her feelings for a man so close, that he seems completely out of reach.
Katerina inherits a spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary written in Armenian. Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915. Exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Mariam's life was marred by grief. Katerina tries to find resolution in her own life as she completes Mariam's story on a journey that takes her across Cyprus and then half a world away to New York.