The unforgettable story of a remarkable family, from the internationally bestselling author of Evergreen.
Caroline Hartzinger flees wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret. Pregnant and unwed, she arrives in America in 1939. Joel Hirsch offers marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn her love, if not the passion she feels for a man whose memory haunts them both. With Joel, Caroline builds a new life, determined to bury the past - until her daughter Eve brings Caroline's carefully crafted world crashing down again, driven by rage to discover the truth.
Now the legacy that has tainted lives and put generations at risk is Eve's secret to keep. But with it comes a gift - a new sister who offers hope, and a truth that will finally break the hold of the past.
'The queen of family-saga writers . . . Belva Plain is in a class of her own.' - New York Times
As ever Belva envelops many intriguing characters for a delightful profligacy of non-restrained emotions . . . an addictive page turner. - North Wales Chronicle
Belva Plain is a talented tale-spinner with almost Dickensian ability to keep her stories going. - Philadelphia Inquirer