What can bloom from a garden of buried lies? ... When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake--and never saw him again. She never saw her brother, Doug, again, either. He died unexpectedly that same year. Now, at fifty, these and other family secrets return to haunt Susannah, when she returns to her childhood home and the garden she always loved, to care for an aging mother and a temperamental twenty-year-old daughter. Long married, a mother and a teacher, Susannah finds herself regretting the paths not taken, and finding Jake seems like the best first step to solve the puzzle of her past.