Unwed at thirty-five, Kate has settled for a life of service to her family. They loved and appreciated her, didn’t they? Of course, they did. She was sensible and knew that no one had everything she wanted. Perhaps marriage wasn’t that great. After all, her brother’s ten-year marriage had ended in divorce. Henry came home to live, and after their father’s death managed the family’s import/export business. They never involved Kate in business matters. Even when her mother was alive, Kate managed the domestic chores. When Henry was murdered, Kate’s world exploded. It destroyed her past and put her future in doubt.