Living an idyllic existence as orchid farmers along the breathtaking Monterey coast, Joanna and Josh Lawrence seem to have the perfect life together. But when Joanna invites a stranger into their home, a stunning scheme will unfold. She has asked designer April Woodward to help her build the inspirational grotto--embedded with the beautiful shells Joanna has collected over the years--that she has always envisioned on their land. But Joanna also has another agenda. She has recently learned that she is dying, and as her final gift of love to her dear husband, Joanna will provide for him a replacement.As a premiere author of compelling women's fiction, Judith Gould introduces readers to extraordinary people who linger in our minds long after the last page is turned.