The first setting from the past only changes once more. After the authorities find and take Rachel away, Sarah remains living with the Dufaures. She is determined to go back to her apartment in Paris to make sure her brother is alright. The Dufaures accompany her on this trip as it would be too dangerous for her to go on her own. Despite challenges, the three arrive at the apartment. Sarah anxiously runs up to her room to find another family living in her apartment. Brushing past them she races to the cupboard and unlocks it. Once she finds her brother is in there and has died the Dufaures take her back to their farm. She remains their until she is 20 years old and they raise her as their own daughter. This is the end of the setting in the story from the past.
The second story remains in France for the most part. Towards the end of the novel Zoe and Julia go on vacation to Long Island to visit Julia’s sister Charla. Their visit to Long Island is short lived as Julia goes on a hunt to find Sarah. Initially she goes to Connecticut where she believes Sarah lives with her husband. Once she gets there she realizes that Sarah has passed away but has a son who lives in Lucca Italy. Determined to tell him that Sarah will forever be in her memory, Julia, along with Zoe, fly there to meet him. The visit doesn’t go as well as planned as Sarah’s son William did not know about Sarah’s past. The setting switches back to Paris France for a short time as Julia and Bertrand figure things out. Eventually, the two divorce and Julia moves to New York city to start a new life with her two daughters.