Bea does not believe in second chances. A widow at fifty-three, Bea knows she must accept that she will be alone forever.
She buries her grief in hard work, and soon the deli she runs in Surry Hills has a reputation for the best carrot cake in Sydney.
But then an email from a cafe-owner in Edinburgh leads her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter.
There, transported by the twinkling lights and falling snow of a traditional Christmas, Bea is drawn back to a secret past - and a secret love - that she has long ago tried to forget...
PREVIOUS BOOKS: POPPY DAY. WHAT HAVE I DONE. CLOVER'S CHILD. A LITTLE LOVE. WILL YOU REMEMBER ME? A MOTHER'S STORY. PERFECT DAUGHTER.