Julia just graduated as her high school valedictorian, has a full ride to college in the fall and a coveted summer internship clerking for a federal judge. But when her older sister, Sophie, shows up at the graduation determined to reveal some long buried secrets, Julia's carefully constructed plans come to a halt. Instead of the summer she had painstakingly laid out, Julia follows Sophie back to Vermont, where Sophie is opening a bakery—and struggling with some secrets of her own. What follows is a summer of revelations—some heartwarming, some heartbreaking, and all slowly pointing Julia toward a new understanding of both herself and of the sister she never really knew.
I could relate to Julia really well. I have always been the overachieving sister that tends to be less dramatic and always wondered about who exactly my sisters are. Also, if what she was doing was right. Sophie was also amazing and I loved her story and the strength that she had. I could feel their emotions and fears about what was happening. The plot of this book was really entertaining and exciting. I liked that their were a ton of secret within the book that kept me engrossed in the book. I found this contemporary book to be very enjoyable. I also liked the redoing of the house and how much Sophie loved it. Galante's writing was spectacular and I can't wait to read more from her. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a book that is focused on sisters and their secrets.