The bestselling author of The Villa and The Lemon Tree Hotel returns with an enchanting new holiday
The bestselling author of The Lemon Tree Hotel returns with an enchanting new holiday read about family bonds and following your heart, wherever it might take you...
With her marriage in danger of falling apart, Joanna returns home to the beautiful but dilapidated Mulberry Farm Cottage in rural Dorset, where her sister Harriet is struggling to keep the Farm afloat and cope with their eccentric mother.
When Joanna discovers a bundle of love letters in the attic, written by a watercolourist named Emmy, she is intrigued and sets out to discover Emmy's true story. Emmy's letters take Joanna to the picturesque alleyways and bridges of Lisbon, Prague, and the most romantic place of all: Venice - where a whole new magical world seems to unfold in front of her.
Meanwhile, back at Mulberry Farm Cottage, a mysterious prowler adds to Harriet's problems and interrupts her search for a perfect partner. Will she ever find true love? Where will Emmy's mesmerising pathway lead? And more importantly, will Joanna and Harriet be able to rescue the cottage and finally be able to re-discover their sisterly bond?
Beautifully written and gently captivating - Heat
Sun-soaked escapism - Best
The ultimate feel-good read, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming - Candis
Unabashedly romantic . . slips down like easy-drinking vino infused with Mediterranean sunshine - Saga
I loved this wonderful tale of forbidden love and mysterious family secrets . . . completely beguiling and beautifully told - Kate Furnivall
A gorgeous, mouth-watering dream of a holiday read! - Red
This wonderful family saga has it all: the irresistible temptations of love long-denied, burgeoning secrets from the past, the gorgeous background of the Italian Riviera. A perfect summer read - Rachel Hore
A glorious read that feels like a summer holiday in a book - People's Friend