The sound of glass does what so many of Karen’s White’s novels do so well. It weaves together people and places and time into a tapestry that is rich and deep and breathtaking. Our story starts with Edith and Callhoun. Edith is a witness to a plane crash and what she learns will change her life and burden her with a secret. We also meet Merritt who inherits Edith’s house as the wife of the deceased rightful heir, but returning to her husband’s Cal’s childhood home stirs up more questions than answers. Merritt must face her past and decide her future while dealing with Cal’s brother Gibbes, her father’s widow Loralee and her half brother Owen. Gradually Merritt will realize much more in common that she ever could have realized, and that there is more to a family than one might imagine. A warm and touching read with memorable characters and settings.