In the dramatic conclusion to the Marta’s Legacy series, Marta’s granddaughter, Carolyn, comes of age during the turbulent 1960s, struggling to navigate a tense family life. Though college offers a taste of freedom, tragedy shatters Carolyn’s confidence and she disappears into the heady counterculture of San Francisco. When she reemerges, more lost than ever, she reluctantly turns to her family to help her rebuild a life for herself and her own daughter, May Flower Dawn.
Familiar tensions emerge when Dawn develops a closer bond with her grandmother than her own mother. As she seeks to avoid the mistakes of those who went before her, Dawn vows to become a bridge between the women in her family rather than the wall that separates them forever.