Ellen left Ireland 20 years ago and settled into life in a small coastal town of Australia. She is still reeling from the death of her husband, Nick, when her first love, Gerry, pays her a visit. Now she also has to face up to her past.
This story has a strong start as we are introduced to Ellen still in the grips of despair, her house a mess. While the arrival of Gerry spurs her out of her slump, it also brings some complications, especially with daughter Louise, who is away at university. With the narrative also transporting readers to Greece and Ireland, it’s a tender, somewhat meandering, story about grief, rekindled love, secrets and the ties between mother and daughter.