Carenza Heston has settled down with her new husband Hugh in the village of Nether Heydon in Worcestershire. Her antiques business keeps her independent as her eldest daughters, Lily and Georgia, make ready for the wider world. At Durham University Lily falls in and out of love with Janyn Beckworth. She thinks she's learned the hard way how Mr Right can turn out to be Mr Wrong. But Janyn is only getting started. Resolved to start her life afresh and to keep her old flame out of it, Lily and her family can only guess at the love and hate that festers when it drives the father of Lily's son to unthinkable acts that plunge their comfortable lives into a nightmare. In graceful and enchanting prose Felicity Knight has written a great family novel that spans three generations as, slowly and by stealth, the past catches up with the Hestons.