The Arrivals is a debut novel that is a quiet, interesting story about family life. Ginny and William are enjoying their retirement; he doing gardening and she busy with her church work. They have done their jobs: raising three children that are now on their own. Lillian, the oldest, married with two young children. Stephen, married to a high-powered businesswoman in New York. The youngest, Rachel, is also living in New York. Life is good for Ginny & William. Until… One by one, each of their children return home with one crisis or another. Now Ginny and William’s nice new world is turned into chaos. For a first novel, I thought this author really got it right. Again, a simple story about change, love, and loyalty.