A converted stone farmhouse on the Irish coast is about to receive its first guests in this warmly captivating story for fans of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney
With its brightly painted front door, white-sash windows and garden path sweeping down toward the sea, Lizzie O's guesthouse promises a welcome escape from the world. Aisling and Mick Fitzgerald are travelling all the way from Tasmania to celebrate their wedding anniversary, but Aisling is burdened with a secret that could ruin their marriage. Declan Byrne, exhausted from an unhealthy routine of long hours, takeaway and too much red wine, has spontaneously taken the week off to visit the village of his childhood summers. Katie Daly returns to West Cork after an absence of 35 years to care for her ageing mother only to find she must confront her painful past. Finally, Mia Montgomery is taking this holiday without telling her husband.
Each of this group of strangers is at a crossroads. And one week in the middle of winter may change all of their lives.
'A profoundly moving read... a skilled storyteller possessed of a supreme ability for building characters about whom we care and whose words are a balm. I look forward to reading more of Esther Campion' Living Arts Canberra
'Warm, wise and full of humour... a wonderful new voice in Australian fiction' CATHY KELLY
'Joins the captivating Maeve Binchy in the pantheon of popular Irish novelists' Irish Scene