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Summary

What would her life look like without her beloved island in it? Where would she go? Ellen had come back here - to the place she felt she belonged - thinking she would stay here. But was it home...or just a place to hide? 

Canada, 1918: The First World War is over, and those who have been fighting in Europe are heading for home, forever changed. Among the lost, the damaged, and the broken is former nurse Ellen Copley, who finds herself returning - not to her house in Glasgow, but to her childhood home on Amherst Island. 

There, she feels sure, in the warm embrace of the McCafferty family, with her beloved aunt Rose and her cousins, she will feel safe and loved. She will be able to escape the ghosts of the past and her loss and find peace. 

But the island is a changed place, too. The war has affected life the world over, and Aunt Rose is struggling to keep their small farmstead going. The family’s only hope is asking their neighbors, the Lymans, to help. But Jed Lyman is a broken man, both physically and emotionally, and his once-adoring brother, Lucas, is now more distant than ever. 

And as Ellen fights to save the farm, she has to ask: What makes somewhere a home? And - when help comes from an unexpected place - she wonders, has the man she’s destined to love been waiting for her out there all along? 

Listeners love Kate Hewitt:  

“Fantastic.... The vivid historical details instantly transport the reader back in time. I was thoroughly captivated right from the start and couldn't put it down until I was done.” (Be My Book Boyfriend, five stars)

©2021 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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