an enthralling new novel set in England's Lake District, a magical place of stately homes and stunning landscapes, art & literature, & love.
"The present and the past intertwine beautifully and inevitably in Meg Waite Clayton's winning follow-up to The Wednesday Sisters. From the beguiling Lake District setting, to a completely charming (and spot-on) portrayal of Beatrix Potter, to the way the Wednesday daughters strive to unpuzzle both their own choices and their mothers' legacies, every layer of the novel delivers. Utterly rich and satisfying." Paula McLain, author of
The Paris Wife
A Chicago Tribune Summer Read: "As breezy as a bike ride on the Lake Shore path"
A Fort Worth Star-Telegram Summer Read
"Bewitching … I never wanted it to end."
Elin Hilderbrand, author of Beautiful Day
"Readers who loved Clayton's 2008 best-seller, The Wednesday Sisters, have a great summer book waiting for them." Georgia Rowe, The San Jose Mercury News
"A captivating novel about mothers and daughters, lifelong friendships, love affairs, betrayals, and redemption." J. Courtney Sullivan, author of The Engagements
"A heartwarming tale of a group of women who know the best and the worst about one another, yet choose to embrace each other anyway as sisters and as friends." Amie Taylor, BookReporter
"Fans of The Wednesday Sisters will relish this new work" Publisher's Weekly
Poisoned Pen's July British Crime Club pick
"The perfect novel for every mother, daughter and sister to read, savor, and discuss over a pot of tea." Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviator's Wife
"Charming, thoughtful and atmospheric … Fans of The Wednesday Sisters are going to fall in love all over again." Sarah Addison Allen, author of The Peach Keeper
"Captivating, wise and exquisitely crafted … part mystery, part love story, and part tribute to the works of Beatrix Potter and the lore of England's Lake District." Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of The Painted Girls
"A beautifully elegant and unique meditation on the secrets that lie in the hearts of women, and the bonds of love between mothers, daughters, and friends." Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters
"What a rich book! With her cast of fresh, engaging characters and her vivid English Lake District setting, Meg Waite Clayton reveals so much about our most vital human connections: the relationships that infuriate us, challenge us, make us happy, make us whole." Marisa de los Santos, author of Falling Together
"Clayton addresses the themes of mothers and daughters, friendships, love and betrayal through beautiful storytelling … Solid pacing, an intricate plot, and genuine characters hook you in and keep you hanging on until the very last page is turned." Romantic Times