Gone to Russia, back in two weeks. Maddie Nicolas left the note on the kitchen table.
It forced Ciara Nicolas to give up her fledgling life in Dublin, and return to the family’s small midlands town of Castlebailey to help raise her young sister Fern.
Over twenty years later Maddie is back with another note. It has a single dollar bill attached.
A million more reasons to forgive are waiting for you.
A ticket to Southern California and a million dollars each to collect, if they agree to spend time with their estranged mother.
Ciara and Fern tell their partners, I’ll be back in two weeks.
For Ciara it means escaping an alcoholic husband and provincial life. Fern must take the time from her new fiancé and a high-demand career in the international perfume industry.
They meet Maddie, who they learn has dedicated her life to educating impoverished children in the Nepalese wildness, and her close ally, Luke Forleo.
The Nicolas Note transports you across three continents from Ireland to America and eventually the wilderness of Nepal. Their adventure with Maddie turns out to be as colourful as the woman herself. Yet, her daughters unfold a family legacy of betrayal and unspoken truths that spans three generations, including their own.
As they get to know each other and themselves, the questions remain –
Why did Maddie leave? And why did she eventually come back?