Acclaimed author Elizabeth Ruth explores what happens when hearts freeze and begin to thaw.
In December 2013, an ice storm echoing one that took place seventy years earlier buries the city where realtor Laura Keys is preparing to sell a semi-detached house for the comatose homeowner. Hanging around the house and wanting inside is a teenage girl with a Scottish terrier tucked into her coat.
As Laura prepares the house for showing and sale, she uncovers more about its owner, Eddie (Edna Ferguson), and Eddie’s ill-fated relationship with her boss’s daughter in 1944. Meanwhile, Laura is also navigating the fate of her own relationship with her wife Catalina (Cat) which has been buckling under the weight of Laura’s infertility. Can Laura piece together the teen’s connection to the house and save her marriage at the same time? Or will everything change?