In 1908, Kate and Ellen set up shop and begin to sell handmade Irish linens to a select San Francisco clientele.
It is 1908. Kate Keely has returned to a newly bustling San Francisco from her stay in Ireland-a trip she made as the hired companion to terminally ill Jolie Logan. Now, in the wake of Jolie's death, a grieving Kate needs to make a new life for herself. She and her friend Ellen Flannery pool their hard-earned money and rent a small shop. There, they will sell handmade Irish linens and dresses to wealthy women and college students, or so they hope. But there are many obstacles for two untried girls trying to establish a business-and not all of them are professional. Ellen is infatuated with a reckless, wealthy department store heir, while otherwise practical Kate can't stop thinking about the mysterious author of the travel journal she found on her trip home. This sequel to the acclaimed A Sea So Far opens a window into the past, and shows readers two winning, kindred spirits.