A compelling story of love, adventure, and the secrets that follow us, wherever we go...
I adored this wonderful story...Astonishingly good' Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife and Before the Rains
Oxfordshire, 1947. Exhausted by the war and nursing a tragic secret, Kit Smallwood throws herself into helping her godmother Daisy set up a charity sending midwives to India, a plan fraught with danger.
Then Kit meets Anto, a trainee doctor from India nearing the end of his English education, and falls utterly in love. Marriage should be the easiest thing in the world, but when Anto informs his family that he is shortly to return home with an English bride, his parents are appalled.
Despite being Anglo-Indian herself, Kit's own mother is equally horrified. She has spent most of her life trying to erase a painful past and losing her daughter to an Indian man is her worst fear realized.
As they journey to a new life in India, Kit begins to understand the seriousness of what she has undertaken and just how much she has to learn about the nature of home and the depth of her love.
Readers love Julia Gregson's spellbinding novels:
'Exotic, decadent, dangerous and terrific storytelling' Fanny Blake
'What a gorgeous read. Exciting, romantic, unpredictable and funny' Tracey Ullman
'A heartbreaking, poignant love story' Heat
<h3> 'Skillful, vivid and explicit' Sunday Telegraph