Lily-Josephine had a talent for love. Wilful, enchanting and
passionate, she was the centre of a charmed universe - until her
foolish, indulgent father married again.
Like Snow-Drop in Grimms' fairy tale, Lily ran from her jealous
stepmother one idyllic summer evening in 1941. She escaped to find
sanctuary but, at Randalls, discovered a love far greater than any
she had ever known...
A generation later, the events set in train that night begin to
unravel when Sophie Gently falls in love with Octavius Randall and
the bizarre and tragic history linking their families is uncovered.
Not until ancient passions and betrayals have been confronted can
Lily-Josephine - long gone, but never forgotten - truly be laid to