Kathleen and Joyce meet in the spring in an island town where Joyce and her husband have just bought a vacation home. They become friends and rely on each other throughout the summer, in different ways. Kathleen has breast cancer and Joyce feels like her family (her husband and daughter) are moving out of her life.
Kathleen has a secret she finally reveals to Joyce and decides she has to talk about with her husband and sons. The author presents these characters with flaws in tact and they feel like real people you'd want to know.
Book Read: Good Harbor