Georgie Bricker hasn’t poked a toe outside the bucolic Virginia women’s college where she teaches French in two decades.

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She tells herself her life is fine. Yet on her forty-ninth birthday, she wishes for something extraordinary. She soon learns the college may close due to overwhelming debt and launches a plan to save it. When her fundraising efforts force her into the bigger, unsheltered world, she must confront her fears or forfeit her chance for emotional freedom and a fulfilling new life.