Jane Hatton and her British husband Andrew relocate from New York City to a small village on the Cumbrian coast. Jane has been city-based and career-driven but when her fourteen year old daughter Natalie falls in with the wrong crowd at school in Manhattan, she and Andrew decide to try country living. However Jane has trouble getting used to the silence and solitude of a remote village. Natalie hates her new school, and eleven-year-old Ben struggles academically. Only seven-year-old Merrie enjoys country life. Has Jane made a horrible mistake? The Hattons have bought the old vicarage in the village. When Jane finds a scrap of shopping list, she grows curious about Alice, the vicar's wife who lived there years before. As we follow the twin narratives of Jane, in the present, and Alice in the 1930s we discover that both are on a journey to discover their true selves, and to address their deepest fears.
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About the Author
Katherine Swartz is the bestselling author of many novels of both historical and contemporary fiction. She also writes under a pseudonym of Kate Hewitt. For Lion Fiction, she is the author of The Widow's Secret, The Second Bride, The Lost Garden, and The Vicar's Wife. Her novels have been called 'unputdownable' and 'the most emotional book I have ever read' by readers.
Katharine was born in Pennsylvania, went to college in Vermont, and has spent summers in the Canadian wilderness. After several years as a diehard New Yorker, she now lives in the lovely Cotswolds in England with her husband, five young children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.
Kate Hewitt is the bestselling author of many novels of both historical and contemporary fiction. She particularly enjoys writing contemporary issue-driven women's fiction, and her novels have been called 'unputdownable' and 'the most emotional book I have ever read' by readers. She is the author of The Girls From Berlin, Into The Darkest Day, and Not My Daughter.Kate Hewitt also writes under the name Katharine Swartz. The Lion Fiction author of The Widow's Secret, The Second Bride, The Lost Garden, and The Vicar's Wife.