In the midst of World War II, a brutal act of violence nearly occurs on the serene grounds of a convent in Kettle Falls, Washington. Abby Ryan, a nun enjoying a few quiet moments in the gazebo, is suddenly attacked from behind by two men intent on raping her. But her fate is about to change when Sinclair Mellington, a handsome army captain, rushes to save her. It is decades later, in late 2008, when Isaiah Mellington, a middle-aged unemployed attorney, receives a letter written years earlier by his w deceased father, asking him to wrap up loose ends in the wake of Sister Abby's passing. He travels to Kettle Falls, expecting to only be there for a weekend; instead, Isaiah discovers that Sister Abby's loose ends are connected to a life she lived outside the convent. Eight days later, Isaiah is still in Kettle Falls with four women-an aging former nun who is the keeper of Abby's secrets, a romantic interest of his own, and two others whose lives are being hijacked by Sister Abby's past. As betrayal encroaches upon Isaiah, a half century of lies slowly unravels, shredding the fabric of everything Isaiah has ever kwn and everyone he has ever loved.