Judith Hilford takes her young daughter Emily and flees from her abusive male partner of ten years. A friend helps her out by letting them stay in the home of his friend, Lizzy Mayfield, who is away on business. Lizzy returns home earlier than expected. All she wants is to be left alone to grieve for the loss of her partner of twelve years, three years earlier. Against her better judgment, she allows Judith and Emily to stay. As time goes on, both women come to realize that there is hope for a new beginning.
This is the first book by Lindsey Stone and is absolutely wonderful. It is a book of love, loss and hope and the struggles to accept that there is hope for a future. I could not put this book down, it is very well written and I defy anyone to read it without feeling the emotion come in waves from the pages. I will be re reading this again and again. I look forward to more from this author.