Jennifer's quiet life in the wheat fields of Nebraska is turned upside down when she finds a photo in an old book. The woman in the photo bears an uncanny resemblance to Jennifer, and her mother refuses to discuss it when she asks. Compelled to find answers, Jennifer's quest leads her to the quaint seaside town of Smithport, Maine, home to the one person who can shed light on the family secret—the woman in the photo, her newly discovered aunt. But what Jennifer learns is that it takes a village to piece together the story of her mother's hidden past. She needs help from Nathan, the timid genius from across the cove, and Little, an elderly former movie star who has some secrets of her own. As the truth comes into focus, Jennifer knows she must bring her mother home to face the life she's left behind.