From the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of Summer Secrets comes a novel about finding a home - and family - where you least expect them.
"I'm in AWE of Jane Green." Marian Keyes
Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines of her upper-crust English life - and rather dull boyfriend - and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in the world of finance. But her soulless, cut-throat, all-consuming job has only led to another life she didn't want.
Answering an online ad, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage to rent in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work - lots of work. But it's the perfect project to satisfy Emma's passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make.
To Emma, Dominic is also something of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he's a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he's comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet and kind. Slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic.
From friends to lovers happens as naturally as the changing seasons. But laying down roots doesn't come easily when two lives as different as theirs merge into one. And Emma will realise that the seeds of happiness must be nurtured and cherished to grow into something strong enough to shelter all their hopes and dreams . . .
PRAISE FOR JANE GREEN
"Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing" Sophie Kinsella
"Green handles grim issues with a sure hand, balancing light romance with tense family drama" Kirkus Reviews
"Green once more proves her skill at exploring the complexities of the human heart." Library Journal
"If you're in the mood for a juicy, heartbreaking page-turner, you should definitely give it a try." OKMagazine.com
"Essential reading for the modern woman looking for connection and escape." Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia and the Valentine series
"A gripping and powerful novel about finding the courage to make the life you want. This is Jane Green at her absolute best" Emily Giffin