The sweeping new family drama from the author of top 10 bestseller The Moon over Kilmore Quay
How far would you go to protect your family?
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
While Rachel Butler likes her life in a pretty Dublin coastal village, her heart lies in Hawkes Bay, where she grew up. Visiting for the first time since tragedy tore her family apart, she and her stepchildren fall for its beauty and outdoor lifestyle.
As Rachel picks up the threads of her life as a single parent, she can't shake off the memories of her loving family in New Zealand - and her dream house, the villa on the bay. But it's time to move forwards with their life in Ireland, close to the children's grandparents, amid the familiar surroundings they all know well.
Until the children's grandmother, still grieving, starts to interfere, questioning Rachel's position as stepmother.
Until Rachel's attempts to strengthen the family she loves so dearly backfires, pitting everyone against each other.
And until her late husband's parents mend the rift that has existed as long as she's been married - bringing with them an explosive secret . . .
Praise for Carmel Harrington:
'Warm, uplifting... a very special book' MARIAN KEYES
'Uplifting and powerful... I loved it!' CATHY KELLY
'A beautiful story brimming with warmth' MILLY JOHNSON
'A story about family and identity, about legacy and secrets... a love letter to Ireland' HAZEL GAYNOR
'A warm and beautifully evocative story of family and secrets, love and heartache, with a devastating twist' ALEX BROWN