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Judith Ellen Neel worked as an art teacher for thirty-four years, teaching students from kindergarten through high school.
Divorced, Neel was the mother of two married daughters. One is now deceased, a victim of cancer at age forty-three. She is the grandmother of three. Now that she's retired from teaching, she works several days a week creating hand-built ceramics and enjoys duplicate bridge.
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When retirement affords sixty-four-year-old Fran the luxury of reminiscing on her past, her thoughts immediately fly to Wilderness Lodge-the family getaway in the woods where she worked as a girl in the 1960s.
Forty-three years later she goes back to the lodge and discoverers in an old scrapbook a photo taken of her and a boy named Ted. They were getting out of a canoe in the moonlight. She suspects Gary, a man who also worked at the lodge, secretly took the photo. Gary's troubled past life and Fran's future become intertwined when she reconnects with Ted after her visit to Wilderness Lodge.
Fran reflects on her girlhood, first marriage, life as a young mother, and her relationships with her sisters and daughters. Despite the emotional turmoil of two failed marriages and the horrors of dating in her fifties, she decides to take a chance and pursue a relationship with Ted.
But life doesn't stop being complicated just because love arrives on the scene. As time passes, bringing more heartache and sadness, Fran and Ted return to Wilderness Lodge once more-where an unexpected encounter with the past brings healing to the present and hope for the future.