"Happily married and owner of two successful boutiques, Jade longs to begin a family with her hustband, Max. But when she discovers that Max has an illegitimate son-- who he wants her to help raise-- Jade's life is turned upside down. She flees to her childhood home, a rambling Iowa farmhouse, with enough room to breathe. There, while her mother's health grows fragile, and the tug of her first love grows stronger, Jade begins to question everything she thought she knew about family, love and motherhood. In the wide-open landscape, Jade begins to see a future that doesn't rest on the power of her past, but in the goodness of God's tender mercies."--Publisher description.