This was such a good book! It was the fictional story of how women's lives in a small town were intertwined... some from the beginning and other's coming later into their lives. It depicts, though each had experienced trauma, grief of pain in different ways, how each helped the other throughout their lives. While the main story was about 1 year of life for these women in the small town, characters would reflect back to previous times, sharing difficult parts of their lives. It related, in a very beautiful way, how each of us may have an impact we may not even realize on those around us, or even people we don't know, through the people we do. The book ended on a good note too, which I liked. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.