The critically acclaimed author of The Vistors' Book and Grace &Favor delivers a sweeping and compelling drama surrounding a young woman's longing for love and her desire to reconcile her mother's past. Molly Page is only eleven years old when she quietly and determinedly tells her father that she "will look after him forever, " Since her mother died years before, it's been just the two of them, relying on each other for love, strength, and comfort, putting Molly in an adult-like role at a very early age. Then the Murphys move in next door, bringing with them the type of home life that Molly wants with all of her heart. Wonderful Nora Murphy is Molly's dream of what a mother should be and then there are her sons--irrepressible Warren, with his soft heart and grand ambitions; Pete, with his poetic soul and gorgeous voice; and best of all, Billy, who has all the charm and looks of a movie star, and who at eighteen, is almost an adult. Molly grows up with her life entwined with the exciting Murphys, but her life is about to change forever when she receives an unexpected invitation to visit her American godmother, Mitzi Alexander, in The Hamptons. A summer at the boathouse in New York reveals to her the truth about her mother, and Molly is forced to reconcile her own vision of who she thinks her mother is with the reality laid out to her during that one fateful visit. The Boathouse is mesmerizing coming-of-age tale about understnding the difference between the way things look and the way they really are--and along the way, one Murphy son will break Molly's heart, one will father her child and marry her, and one son will turn out to be the one true love of her life.
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