To Lark's dismay, her heart's innocent longings have brought unsettling changes to her life. Now she must choose-escape, or survive and learn to live with the changes. Life was so right; flea marketing within sight of San Francisco Bay in search of bongo drums, old photographs, and vintage dresses marked the end of Lark's busy, but well-ordered work weeks. Now, the control she has held over her life-control that brought her such success-is slipping from her grasp. Those evenings spent romantically with a work associate couldn't be to blame, could they? After all, she only longed to wear one of the lovely vintage dresses that hang forlornly in her closet . . . Control over her life seems all but gone, when threatening occurrences leave her trembling in fear behind her own door, her mind reeling with questions of why. She fears she is coming unhinged-until a rainy evening when her romantic interest's revelation brings blessed understanding. But, how will she live with the changes that have been wrought in her life? Hope is prompted by a treasured flea market find-a key to remembering who she was before hurt sent her retreating. Will she see a break in the clouds and find desperately sought for peace if she flies to a place of family, winding creeks, and a gray house that fades into the trees?