Based on the very brief book description a reader could be lead to believe that this is a romance between two women. Although that is an important aspect of the story the reality is that Isabelle could have fallen in love with anyone. It just happened that Iris is the one who supports her and helps her through the trauma of the death of her son.
This is really a story of grief and loss and how that rips people apart. How through that pain people are sometimes afforded a miracle that allows them to rebuild their lives and find the capacity to love and be loved. I was really impressed with how well Patti Davis writes although there were moments where I felt that the story was disjointed. I also found myself wishing that there was a greater focus on Iris, whose relationship with her parents is incredibly dysfunctional.