Robin Hamilton, successful New York attorney and seventies’ rock devotee, is poised to reveal a secret that will alter the course of three lives.

One glacial winter evening, Robin and her adult daughter Lark are watching a television documentary when Lark unexpectedly spots her mother in a concert crowd, twenty-one, luminous and perched on the shoulders of a handsome young man. That man is Lark’s father, Dean Falconer, though neither of them knows the truth. Robin decides it’s time to come clean.

Flashback to 1977. Robin Hamilton meets Dean Falconer at a rock concert in Washington, D.C. The two fall in love over the course of a single transcendent weekend.

But now Robin hasn’t spoken to Dean in thirty-five years. While Lark is enthusiastic about meeting her father, Robin must deal with what could have been after three decades of loneliness and broken dreams.

A spring full of revelations, and one extraordinary summer in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia will teach these three people the ultimate measure of honesty, passion and devotion.

ROBIN’S NEST is a richly detailed story of love and loss; secrecy and truth; and ultimately redemption, resplendent in charm and poignancy. It’s about living with your choices, the ties that keep family together, and finding that it’s never too late.


Playlist for In Robin’s Nest

(In order of appearance in the story)

  • The Eagles- “Take it Easy”
  • Boston- “More Than a Feeling”
  • Fleetwood Mac- “Warm Ways”
  • Jefferson Airplane- “White Rabbit”
  • Carly Simon- “Nobody Does it Better”
  •  Sugarloaf- “Green-Eyed Lady”
  • Peter Frampton- “I’m in You”
  • The Eagles- “Hotel California”
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band- “I’m Your Boogie Man”
  • Chic- “Le Freak”
  • Silver Convention – “Fly, Robin, Fly”
  • Bee Gees- “How Deep is Your Love”
  • Marvin Gaye- “Got to Give it Up”
  • Burl Ives- “Holly Jolly Christmas”
  • Carly Simon- “Anticipation”
  • Steely Dan- “Aja”
  • Goo Goo Dolls- “Eyes Wide Open”
  • Stone Temple Pilots-“Big Bang Baby”
  • Eartha Kitt- “C’est Si Bon”
  • Louis Armstrong- “La Vie en Rose