Cass Grafton an avid bookworm since childhood, writes the sort of stories she loves to read: heart-warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting of her novels often becomes as much a part of the story as her characters.
She leans heavily towards the upbeat in her writing and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, Jane Austen, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’.
Anna’s life isn’t a mess exactly; it’s just not how she imagined it. When an opportunity arises to make a fresh start she’s off, down to Polkerran, the Cornish fishing village where she was so happy as a child.
At last, all the pieces of her life start to fall into place: the perfect home and a job she loves, working for the enigmatic—and, to be honest, often exasperating—historian, Oliver Seymour. Oh yes, and not forgetting the gorgeous new boyfriend, Alex Tremayne, a local boy she used to have a major crush on.
The stars finally seem to be aligned, but just as Anna thinks all she’s ever wished for is within reach, a shock discovery reveals she’s living a dream that isn’t really hers to hold.
Can Anna rescue the new life she has made for herself, and who in Polkerran can she really count on in her time of need?