After the sudden death of her beloved Granda, Candice Davis finds herself unable to play the piano. With her best friend gone and her passion blocked, Candice decides to return to her hometown in Rozenne to volunteer at her favorite place in the world: Greenwich Orphanage. Between Nathan, Jake, and all of the other orphans, Candice believes her life is finally filled with love, but then she meets James.
He’s tall, stubborn, and his scent is just like her woodworking Granda. He’s also invisible. And though Candice is unaware, she senses something is off about him—and her life.
Torn between an impending adoption and a terrible accident, Candice has to solve the mystery of James and learn to play the piano again, or she’ll never fill the void of her broken heart again.
"Reasonable things will never bring you joy as much as unreasonable ones do."
From summer full of basketball to basketball every once in a while. From no hospitals to weekly hospital visits. From just a best friend to a bunch of them. From no chefs to multicultural chefs. From school to college. From a teenager to adult. From a wild streak to a terrified, rebellious one.
And from a summer of no bucket list to a summer full of one.
It was safe to say that Summer Wallace's life had taken a 180 degree. Consequentially, so did Blake Walker's.
(n.) the protection that is provided by a safe place.
"And Sanctuary was the right word to describe our small town with its mouth-watering Pakistani fruits, Spain’s bullfighting, Italian pizzas, French artists, Indian spices, Korean kimchi, Turkish delights, and Russian dishes. To every single one of us–a Pakistani, Indian, French, Italian, Korean, Arab, Spanish, Russian, African, Australian, American and Turkish–it was a sanctuary. Our own safe haven. Our home with its different cultural styles and with a culture of its own."