Summer, the smell of pluff mud on Sullivan Island in the Carolinas.
Jackie and her 10 year old son Charlie are devastated when their Husband and Father , a fireman with the NYFD is killed in the line of duty. They spend the summer with Annie Britt, the family matriarch in her home on Sullivan Island . A lovely story of family love, healing and the special charm of Sullivan Island.
I've read quite a few books by Dorothea Benton Frank, and loved them all.