Sarah Bryant grew up a good Mormon girl on a Utah horse farm. She was loyal, endearingly naïve, and perfectly happy in the shadow of her more outgoing childhood friends, until one world-changing autumn morning sent her aimless life on an unexpected course.
Growing up next door to Sarah, Kyra Whitney was a world apart, with a hard-drinking mother and all the shame that came with it in suburban Salt Lake. But Kyra figured a way out of that trap, and finds herself living an opulent life in Paris – as the pampered mistress of a married man. Then, Sarah calls with tragic news that brings Kyra back to her childhood home, and a long-hidden past of abuse and betrayal.
Annabelle Franklin – known as “Anna! Bell” to her thousands of drive-time listeners – completes the trio. Though she has a Ph.D. in Gender Studies and isn’t afraid to use it, she’s taken up burlesque dancing to work her way through school and is wholly plugged into Salt Lake City’s surprising counterculture.
This witty, irreverent, and ultimately heartbreaking romance floats the canals of Venice, suns on the beaches of St. Lucia, and strolls the exotic Bund of Shanghai; but, these three independent women always return to each other, and their Salt Lake roots as they explore the love, loss, and lust of life.