Daisy Phillips is tired of being treated like an old lady. Sure, there was that incident with the lawn mower and the mud. And the one where she was stranded at the top of her own ladder.
But that doesn’t make her incapable of living on her own, as her son Dennis seems to think. Now Dennis is pushing her to sell the family home in Liverpool and move into a retirement community. To make matters worse, her best friend is going away for the summer and the new boss at the library politely informed her that her services as a volunteer are no longer needed. Is it any wonder that Daisy is feeling distressed?
But the unflappable Daisy won’t go down without a fight. What she needs is an adventure. A long-forgotten watch found in her basement provides the perfect start. It belonged to her first love, an American soldier stationed in England during World War II. With a decades-old Brooklyn address as her only clue, Daisy embarks on a trip to New York City with plans to track him down and return the valuable keepsake, and maybe also while she’s at it, managing a peek at the life she might have had.