Amelia has a dream: toasting chestnuts by the fire with her husband Jack in their own cosy cottage.
Their real life is another world - a cramped one-bedroom flat in Hackney.
But when life takes a surprising turn, removal vans are soon heading to the Kent countryside.
They soon realise the cottage makeover is a far bigger project than they'd anticipated.
On top of that, there's Amelia's newly loved-up mum and her tearaway half-sister, Mirabel, to contend with - pushing Amelia and Jack's marriage to breaking point.
Amelia begins to strip back the wallpaper and fittings in the cottage and discovers the story of the cottage's previous owner - and a hidden secret.
As Amelia's ideas about love and family change, will her fireside dream finally come true?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 26/09/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782064305