***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER***`You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn't work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on?
That's where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.'It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton.
If Lorna's learned one thing from Betty it's that courage is something you paint on like red lipstick, even when you're panicking inside. And right now, with the keys to the town's gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty's anxious little dachshund, trembling beside her. Lorna's come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows, deep down, there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first.
This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces.
It's where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began.
It's not exactly a fresh start. But as Lorna - and the little dog - tentatively open their cracked hearts to old friends and new ones, facing hard truths and fresh promises, something surprisingly beautiful begins to grow around the gallery, something so inspirational even Lorna couldn't have predicted the light it lets into her world . . . An inspiring, life-enhancing novel that will make you see your life afresh . . . Fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Veronica Henry will love it.