Lynelle names her newborn daughter Grace after her own mother, who died when Lynelle herself was still a young child. Tragically, the joys of motherhood are shattered when Grace is found dead in her crib two mornings after her birth. Pierced by a renewed sense of loss, Lynelle flees her beloved husband and their home in New Jersey, and returns to Florida, seeking solace in the comfort of her childhood home.Annie is the busy and over-stressed mother of a nine-year-old son, a five-year-old daughter, and an unexpected third child--three-month-old Dylan. She struggles to combine her career aspirations with the demands of her children, and with a marriage that suddenly seems out of balance. In Florida visiting her parents, Annie leaves Dylan alone with his brother for a moment under a tree near the beach. In that instant, Lynelle and Annie's lives become inexorably intertwined as Lynelle picks Dylan up from his stroller and walks away with him in her arms.The story that unfolds explores the gut-wrenching depths of the emotional struggles these two women face, and examines the sustaining connections of family, love, and the power of loss.