An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she’s enjoyed. When her ageing father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her.
Returning to the place of his youth sparks unexpected memories—recollections that will lead Camille, her father, and her daughter, Julie, who has accompanied them, back to the dark, terrifying days of the Second World War, where they will uncover their family’s surprising history.
While Provence offers answers about her family’s past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, Camille meets a handsome American historian who stirs a passion deep within her she thought she’d never experience again.
“Susan Wiggs writes poignant, unforgettable stories of every woman’s hopes and dreams,” hails Susan Elizabeth Phillips. “Wiggs, a consummate storyteller, has few equals when it comes to evoking deep emotion in readers…It’s her observations about our modern lives and times that really stand out,” raves RT Book Reviews. Now, this author whose books are “real and true and unforgettable” (Booklist), has created her biggest and boldest story yet-a beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and love and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past—sure to delight fans of Debbie Macomber, Kristin Hannah, and Elin Hilderbrand.