Mara Nichols, a successful lawyer with a loving family and supportive co-workers, is suffering from a progressive disease which is starting to show disturbing effects. Scott Coffman is a middle school teacher who is completing a year of foster parenting an eight year-old boy whose mother will soon be released from prison. He is heartbroken at the thought of losing Curtis, but his wife is looking forward to more privacy as they await the birth of their first child. Although Mara and Scott live far away from each other, they belong to the same online group where they pour out their concerns in late night sessions. This is Timmer's first book,and I hope it isn't her last. It has had excellent reviews.