In this book, McCoy tells parallel tales of two women, separated by history and geography but united by childlessness and world events. The big takeaway is that you make a family by connecting with and being good to the people around you. Along the way, readers will learn something about the underground railroad while still enjoying a light summer read. I felt that the writing was the tiniest bit thin, with bonds forming and situations coming to climax just a little too easily. Still, very enjoyable and this would make a good book group book as there’s plenty to discuss.