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From the bestselling author of The Italian Villa and Watch Over Me, a beautiful, heartrending story of finding love against all odds. Perfect for anyone who loves Fiona Valpy and Lily Graham.

‘Atmospheric, romantic and compelling. Daniela writes with huge warmth and sincerity’ Rosanna Ley

After her mother dies, heartbroken Cora discovers she has been left a cottage on a remote Scottish isle called Seal. The moment she arrives, she falls under the island’s spell… and finds herself drawn to a brooding stranger.

For wanderer Innes, returning to the island means confronting the demons of his past. He knows he can’t offer beautiful Cora anything more than a collection of moments – yet he can’t deny the immediate intensity of their connection.

As Cora begins to trace her mother’s roots, she learns Gealach Cottage has a turbulent history. Another young woman had sought refuge here, waiting for her lover to return. What became of her? Only by unravelling a forgotten story of passion and courage can Cora understand what has pulled her to Seal… and to a man who feels like home.

Readers love the breathtaking novels of Daniela Sacerdoti:

Mesmerising! I was totally hooked absolutely perfect and just flowed endlessly with such ease. I really can’t praise this OUTSTANDING book enough!‘ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Every time I read a Daniela Sacerdoti, it leaves a hollow in my chest where my heart used to be as her writing melts my heart completely. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘The first book I’ve ever wanted to read again before I’ve even finished turning the last page; this book will stay with me forever.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is a beautiful, magical, enchanting book. I have been waiting for something like this for so long.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

This is a poignant, ethereal and beautifully written novel about letting go and moving on. A story that I was still thinking about a few days later!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I love these books!! I keep thinking that they can’t be as good as the last one but every one is as wonderful as the one before.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is an amazing book. A real page turner. I can’t say anything else but you must read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars