Baba has been gone for ten years, but her wisdom lives on, and it has guided Lissa through every crisis in her life—until now. Because nothing she learned from her beloved grandmother will help Lissa unravel the mystery of Baba herself.
Lissa Jackman has devoted her life to preserving Swan House, her family’s ancestral mansion. Compensating for a lack of formal education with thirteen-hour work days, she has managed to keep her enormous home maintained by turning it into a bakery and tearoom business.
But there are secrets hiding behind the idyllic facade of Swan House.
An accidental discovery in the old stables sets in motion a chain of events that reveal Baba may not have been the perfect grandmother Lissa thought she was. Over the course of one chaotic summer—while coping with her failing business, her stepmother’s latest romance, and her own midlife crisis—Lissa unravels the mystery of Baba’s secret past, discovering a decades-long deception that causes her to question how well she knew the grandmother who raised her, and ultimately, how well she knows herself.