"A sweeping story that spans generations and continents. No one knows a woman's heart like Susan Wiggs."--Mary Alice Monroe
"Wiggs bridges eras of history and the depths of the human heart in this emotional story of a family shaped by tragedies both near and distant."--Publishers Weekly
"Wiggs handles characters, setting, and plot with perfect aplomb while creating an unforgettable story about love, loss, family, and friendship that will resonate with readers long after they have turned the last page of this exquisitely crafted story."--Booklist (starred review)
"Wiggs seamlessly weaves a multigenerational story that will make you laugh, make you cry and leave you with a sigh of satisfaction as you turn the final page."--BookPage.com
"The characters are warm and human, with the mysteries adding just enough spice."--Library Journal
From the Back Cover
#1 bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a deeply emotional and atmospheric story that spans oceans and decades, from the present-day Delaware shore to the battlefields of World War II France
Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Adams has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past.
Camille, Julie, and Camille's father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories--recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of World War II. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family's surprising history.
While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille's future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her--a feeling that she thought she'd never experience again.