In the next chapter we meet Veronica Russo who loves to lose herself in watching Colin Firth movies and baking pies filled with good thoughts, pies that can bring you happiness, hope, even love. Only an idiot would attempt to make a pie – a special-ordered chocolate caramel cream Amore Pie – while watching Pride and Prejudice. Had she put in the vanilla? What about the salt? Damn Colin Firth and his pond-soaked white shirt.
The third chapter introduces Gemma Hendricks who has come to Boothbay to sort out her feelings. She’s accidentally pregnant, suddenly unemployed and under pressure from her husband to give up on her career and settle down, away from her beloved New York City.