Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she's so gifted that she can attend
college through a special program at her high school. On her first day,
she meets Bennet. He's cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn
and what she's endured—and missed out on—in order to excel academically
and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she's
falling in love.
There's only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn's
college professor, and he thinks she's eighteen—because she hasn't told
him the truth.
The story of their forbidden romance is told in
letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet—both a heart-searing ode to their
ill-fated love and an apology.
Sisters uncover an unbelievable family secret
“Babie” Bunting is constantly mistaken for her sisters, but she’s
determined not to end up like her family. She doesn’t plan to stick
around Shallow Pond after graduation, and she certainly won’t be ruined
by a broken heart. That is, until fellow orphan Zach Faraday walks into
the picture, and Babie can’t deny their chemistry.
When her oldest
sister, Annie, comes down with a mysterious illness—initially dismissed
as “love sickness”—Babie and Zach start investigating what exactly
killed the girls’ mother and why their late father became so consumed by
grief. What they find changes everything.