It's August. Like they have most summers, elderly widowed sisters Libby Strong and Sarah Webber, who live in Philadelphia, are staying together in the family's summer cottage on an island off the coast of Maine. The cottage, which now belongs to Sarah, has been in their family most of their lives, it which was the family's summer getaway from Philadelphia when they were younger. There are a few people who have been half-century friends or acquaintances on the island, including the outspoken Tisha Doughty who is like a bossy third sister, and Joshua Brackett, who has long done any of the handy work around the cottage. Someone relatively new at least to Sarah's social circle is Mr. Maranov, a former Russian aristocrat for who chivalry is just a way of life. His stay on the island is however threatened when his landlady, Hilda Partridge, passes away. Sarah and Libby have come to the realization that they are in the respective twilight of their lives, largely regarding issues directly ... Written by
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Actress Tisha Sterling
played a character, the young Tisha Doughty, who had the same first name as her own. See more
When Libby takes her souvenirs box from the vanity drawer, she picks up the box with her right hand and closes the drawer with the left one. In the following shot she is holding the box with her left hand. See more
I have once again been set adrift.
Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Maranov.
Oh, you needn't be, my dear. I have often been adrift - but I have always stayed afloat.
But all these years, what have you done?
[pauses to reflect
I have spent my life... visiting friends.
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Roses of Picardy
Music by Haydn Wood
Lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly See more