By Anne Rivers Siddons

Anny Butler is a caretaker, a nurturer, first for her personal brothers and sisters, after which as a director of an organization dedicated to the welfare of kids. What she hasn't ever had is a true relations. That adjustments while she meets and marries Lewis Aiken, an exuberant health care provider fifteen years older than Anny. once they marry, she unearths her family—not a standard one, yet a bunch of Charleston adolescence neighbors who're inseparable, who're one another's surrogate relatives. they're known as the Scrubs, and so they all, ultimately, have the typical twine of family.

Instantly upon assembly them on the outdated seashore condominium on Sullivan's Island, which they co-own, Anny is aware that she has chanced on domestic and relatives. They vow that, while the time comes, they're going to discover a position the place they could stay jointly by means of the sea.

Bad issues start to happen—a typhoon, a fireplace, deaths—but nonetheless the remainder Scrubs hold jointly. they're watched over and reinforced via Camilla Curry, the guts and center in their workforce, regularly the healer. Anny herself permits Camilla to enfold and to deal with her. it's the first time she has felt this type of love and support.

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