A strong-minded wife and mother with a successful career, Pia finds herself suddenly widowed, bereft of her passion for her profession and for life itself. Her twin sons leave for college. Her brash, tough-talking sister, Lily, is in prison, paying an unimaginable price for one careless moment. And then there's Pia's annoyingly upright sister-in-law,Beth, who's stalwart faith has crumbled in the wake of a mother's worst nightmare. Haunted by memories, unsettled by the shifting definition of home, Pia feels the walls of her own life closing in around her.
Her reawakening begins with a chance meeting on an airplane. An adversary she used to despise becomes a lover she can’t live without. For a moment, it seems life is almost worth living again.
In search of the path that will lead her back to herself, Pia stumbles on a hidden antiques shop and ventures inside. Like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, she is drawn into a strangely sensual world. Dalphine, the store's exotic owner, opens the door to a whole new existence, one of swirling colors and chaotic feelings, of longing, desire, and a new lust for life.
Poignant, powerful, and surprisingly erotic, THE SECRET SISTERS tells the story of three women bound together by loss and set free by love.