A single moment can change a life forever. . .
When Lily Flynn's memory starts to fade, she dusts off the long-forgotten diary she'd kept when she was fifteen and slowly begins to fill in the details of her life.
Five years later, when Lily is admitted to Lakelands Nursing Home, a helper finds the diary and a letter addressed to Lily's daughter Deirdre with instructions that the diary be read aloud to her.
Lily's last wish is that Deirdre learn the truth about her birth so that she might be able to understand her mother's choices all those years ago.
And there begins a journey of three women - Lily, a young woman dreaming of the day she can escape to the ctiy; her daughter Deirdre who has always felt responsible for the life her mother never had; and Zoe, the young helper who reads the diary to Deirdre. As each woman steps back in time, they realise that while life might turn on a single moment, what happens afterward is up to them.
Praise for Martina Reilly - :
A heart-warming page turner ... Martina is one of the best - Irish Examiner
Compelling, heart-wrenching ... will keep you riveted till the end - Colette Caddle
A cracking read - warm, splutter-out-your tea funny, and unputdownable. - Sarah Webb
Has all the elements of an excellent read: mystery, drama and romance - Woman
Clever, frank and funny - Bella
Martina has the wonderful knack of combining sensitivity for a serious subject with a big dose of humour - Irish Independent
Reilly has a wonderful comic touch, both in the way she draws her characters and in her dialogue . . . a brilliant read - U Magazine