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Zondervan, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Anny Butler is a caretaker, a nurturer, first for her own brothers and sisters, and then as a director of an agency devoted to the welfare of children. What she has never had is a real family. That changes when she meets and marries Lewis Aiken, an exuberant surgeon fifteen years older than Anny. When they marry, she finds her family—not a traditional one, but a group of Charleston childhood friends who are inseparable, who are one another's surrogate family. They are called the Scrubs, and they all, in some way, have the common cord of family.

Instantly upon meeting them at the old beach house on Sullivan's Island, which they co-own, Anny knows that she has found home and family. They vow that, when the time comes, they will find a place where they can live together by the sea.

Bad things begin to happen—a hurricane, a fire, deaths—but still the remaining Scrubs cling together. They are watched over and bolstered by Camilla Curry, the heart and core of their group, always the healer. Anny herself allows Camilla to enfold and to care for her. It is the first time she has felt this kind of love and support.

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Siddons's latest (after Nora, Nora) is steeped in the Carolina Low Country atmosphere for which she's famous: ocean breezes, marshes, pluff mud, and alligators. When Charleston protagonist Anny ... Read full review

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WOW I listened to the audio book! FANTASTIC! I couldn't wait to get time to listen to more. Not only the slow southern drawl but the story too. Was quite intriguing. The ending comes out of left field but makes sense after you get over the shock! AWESOME Book.

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About the author (2009)

Anne Rivers Siddons's bestselling novels include Nora, Nora; Sweetwater Creek; Islands; and Fox's Earth. She is also the author of the nonfiction work John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. She and her husband divide their time between Charleston, South Carolina, and Brooklin, Maine.

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