The main character in the book, Mike Noonan, was an author and a widower whose wife had died unexpectedly four years earlier. During the four years since his wife had died Mike had not been able to write anything. Mike learned that his wife had been pregnant when she died but had not told him. What other secrets was she keeping from him? He had nightmares that took place at their summer home in Maine...a place where he had not gone back to since his wife's death. He finally decided to face his grief and return to their summer place, where more secrets emerged. One day, he came across a three year old girl out in the middle of the road, rescued her and then met her mother, Mattie, who was also widowed. Mattie had been married to the son of a wealthy man who intended to take her three year old child away from her. Mike became involved in their struggles as he fell in love with both Mattie and Kyra, the little girl.
Meanwhile, at Mike's summer place (called Sara Laughs) strange things kept happening and Mike became interested in learning more about the history of the place. Which, as it ends up, is involved in Mattie and Kyra's problems.
It's a good read...it was hard to put down!