But on a September night in 2010, Tully's world crashes...literally. And as her loved ones visit her in the hospital, and their stories play out for us from each of their perspectives, we see through flashbacks how time has taken its toll, starting four years before with Kate's death. Like a severing of a limb, the loss sears through Tully...as well as through Kate's husband Johnny, their daughter Marah, and the twins Wills and Lucas.
Will any of them get a second chance? Can the wounds of the past be forgiven? And will Tully recover from her injuries, both physical and emotional? How will the return of Cloud, the mother who abandoned Tully in childhood, play a role in her healing? And like a guiding spirit, how will Kate's presence from beyond help lead Tully home?
Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Bainbridge Island, Snohomish, and the streets of Seattle, the characters shine. We see Mason jars hanging by twine from trees, fireflies dancing, and two young girls riding their bicycles....
An emotional read that took me through the very human mistakes and erroneous choices to redemption at last, I could not put Fly Away down until I reached the conclusion. I loved the very flawed characters and seeing how they struggled to right their wrongs, even when the challenges seemed insurmountable. Definitely a story for fans of Kristin Hannah and the book that introduced these characters to us. Five stars.