Abigail Fairfield relies on her gift of foresight up until her visions fade and she is blindsided by the tragedy that leaves her a widow. Left to raise four daughters on her own, Abigail returns to the protective power of the family home. But her grown girls don’t believe safety comes from the timber of their house, and one by one, they leave.
Abigail’s oldest, Maggie, is able to taste the flavors of people’s emotions, and submerses herself in the protection of her bakery to avoid getting hurt again. After Sophia accidentally destroys her truest friendship, and chance at love, she flees to the flimsy sanctuary of an entomology program, focusing only on her special relationship with insects. A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis threatens Lilly’s health and the already precarious relationship with her musical gift. And though Emma can visualize people’s emotions as colors – an ability that enhances her interior designs – her inability to stand out leaves both her career and love life drab and colorless.
As the distances between Abigail and her daughters lengthen, the Fairfield women must reconcile pasts, and their gifts, as their choices threaten both a legacy of magic and family bonds.