A season has passed in Carson Springs since Stranger in Paradise. And with a baby on the way, Samantha Kiley and Ian Carpenter will soon be loving parents. But in Taste of Honey it is Sam's best friend Gerry whose head and heart are put to the test when she is forced to face the secret she has kept for almost thirty years.
Everyone knows that feisty, sensual Gerry Fitzgerald wasn't always so outspoken. As a young, impressionable novitiate, Gerry became pregnant. She fled the altar just as she was about to take her vows to become a nun and never breathed a word about why. Twenty-eight years later the child she gave up for adoption has come back into her life, a grown woman looking for answers. For Gerry, the question is how to defuse the years of guilt, shame, and bitterness that divide her from her daughter, how to create and nurture a bond as fragile as a cobweb. As Gerry opens the emotional floodgates she also unexpectedly finds that her feelings for her lover, symphony conductor Aubrey Roellinger, grow more complex and consuming. No longer only a series of satisfying trysts with manageable emotional boundaries, their relationship has begun to crack open both their cautious hearts.