Independent, irresistible Helen MacFarquhar is the owner of a bookstore in an idyllic seaside town in New England. A happily divorced mother who enjoys a playful relationship with her customers, Helen's life is turned upside down when an anonymous letter arrives, penned by an unknown lover.
""[Helen's story] is a familiar one. . . . but Ms. Schine renders it in these pages with such deftness and good-natured humor that the reader can't help but be enchanted.""--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
""Rarely less than sublime . . . A sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel.""--People