Penguin Books 3/6/2007. New paperback. Brenna O'Brien doesn't believe in happy endings. Not since the love of her life, Pierce McGovern, left her years ago without a word. Now she leads a quiet life in bucolic Indianola, Louisiana surrounded by her four matchmaking sisters, running a nearly-bankrupt historic movie theater and collecting old wartime letters. But she leaves the letters unopened, preferring to imagine their possibilities rather than risk being disappointed. Signed by author.