In 1986 Kate Darling is bequeathed an old portrait by her grandmother. As she investigates the story behind the picture, it takes her to Corsica, Paris, Hertfordshire and beyond. A love story 'as epic as it is life-changing' reveals itself.
In many ways, my life has been rather like a record of the lost and found. Perhaps all lives are like that. It's when life started in earnestHERTFORDSHIRE, 1928The paths of Tom and Alice collide against a haze of youthful, carefree exuberance. And so begins a love story that finds its feet by a lake one silvery moonlit evening . . .It's when there were no happy endingsPARIS, 1939Alice is living in the City of Light, but the pain of the last decade has already left its mark. There's a shadow creeping across Europe when she and Thomas Stafford - now a world famous artist - find each other once more . . .It's when the story beginsLONDON, 1986Bequeathed an old portrait from her grandmother, Kate Darling uncovers a legacy that takes her to Corsica, Paris and beyond. And as the secrets of time fall away, a love story as epic as it is life-changing slowly reveals itself . . .Sweeping and heartrending - the perfect read for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton.