Love and family. War and secrets. Betrayal and redemption. #1 New York Times 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. In uncovering a hidden history, she has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her.
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 Provencal 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.
"Susan Wiggs seamlessly melds historical drama with contemporary romance," raves Mary Kay Andrews. Now this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet--a beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.show more