"Fly free." For ten years those words, written on pink parchment paper in her mother's handwriting, have been Suda Kaye Ross's guiding star. Every year on her birthday, Suda Kaye opens another of the letters her mother penned before she passed. From Italy to Australia, from Rio to Russia, she's slaked her wanderlust. And then, on her twenty-eighth birthday, she opens the letter that sends her home. Returning to Colorado means confronting everything-and everyone-she left behind, including her cherished sister, Evie, and her first love, Camden Bryant. Suda Kaye and Cam spent four years and one unforgettable night together. Given the way she ran out on him, it's no surprise that he's wary, resentful and engaged to someone else. Evie, hardworking and überresponsible, just wants her sister to put down roots at last. For Evie's sake, and her own, Suda Kaye is trying to build a new life, all the while wondering whether it's too late to come back home-or if the most important part of her never really left.