A child of the sixties, Leigh Sinclair always knows what she wants. So why does her mother Bette always try to hold her back? Leigh senses there must be something behind her mother's inclination to overprotect her. But her mother will not let go and it builds a wall between them.
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, sets in motion his March on Washington in 1963, no one—least of all, Leigh—could have predicted how this would impact her life. Leigh faces all the challenges of the 1960's: the Cold War, Vietnam, a turbulent time in the US and worldwide. With the change in women's rights, she confronts so many new possibilities and choices her grandmother and mother never encountered.
Falling for the wrong man brings Leigh consequences she never envisioned. Falling in love with the right man proves heart-breaking too. Will she never get it right? Then one day the worst Leigh could imagine happens. Who can help her make this turn out right for her and her daughter?
The Carlyle Women-four generations,
each facing the challenges of her time
and each harboring her own painful secret~