The Second Mother: A Novel

October 30, 2020
The Second Mother: A Novel

Opportunity: Teacher needed in one-room schoolhouse onremote island in Maine. Certification in grades K-8 amust.Julie Weathers isn't sure if she's running away or startingover, but moving to a remote island off the coast of Maine feelsright for someone with reasons to flee her old life. Thesun-washed, sea-stormed speck of land seems welcoming, the lobsterplentiful, and the community close and tightly knit. She findsfriends in her nearest neighbor and Callum, a man who appears to beusing the island for the same thing as she: escape.But as Julie takes on the challenge of teaching the island'schildren, she comes to suspect that she may have traded one placeshrouded in trouble for another, and she begins to wonder if thegreatest danger on Mercy Island is its lost location far out tosea, or the people who live there.