When Charlotte Briggs’ husband Ed is sent down for fraud, she cannot find it in her heart to forgive him for what he has done. Ostracised from their social circle, she flees to the wilds of Exmoor to nurse her broken heart. But despite the slower pace of life, she soon finds that she is not the only person whose life is in turmoil.
There’s Sebastian, enfant terrible of the British art scene, desperately trying to find his muse amongst the empty bottles.
Then Fitch, who married the high-spirited Hayley thinking he would find wedded bliss, but instead has found marital hell.
And finally Penny, local GP and recent divorcee, who is determined not to hurtle into middle age embittered and lonely.
Over the long winter months, the four of them share advice, copious bottles of wine, laughter … and maybe more.
Veronica Henry is one of my favourite authors. This was such a fantastic read, Veronica seems to be able to put together a beautifully heart warming story with such fabulous characters. I loved how all the characters interact with each other and how Withybrook felt right as a community where everyone sticks together. I think Veronica could of easily made a sequel to this book as I and I am sure a lot of other people would of liked to have know what happens in the future for Charlotte. A real page turner that I couldn’t resist reading it in a day.