Enter Rosamunde Pilcher's world of simple joys, of crisp country air and crackling log fires, the pleasures of family reunions and rediscovered friendships.
Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying. Seeing Lachlan again, Lavinia remembers her childhood holidays there: swimming in the loch, the picnics, bottle-feeding the lambs down at the farm and the evenings when they danced reels. Most of all, she remembers Mrs Farquhar's grandson Rory.
In the house, as the old lady lies serene and beautiful in the bed she has slept in since coming home to Lachlan as a bride, Lavinia meets Rory once again.
Her genius is to create characters you really care for - Daily Express
Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling - The Times
It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher - Good Housekeeping
Whether she is being poignant, wry or perceptive, Rosamunde Pilcher is always gentle - Woman's Realm