by Y.L. Wigman
For Duscha Penhaligon, country New South Wales is a long way from friends and family. A talented town planner, she is still grieving her partner when, out of the blue, she inherits her estranged father’s house, and is drawn back to her hometown of Canberra. It’s a chance to reconnect with all that was once familiar, to heal her heart and make a fresh start. Yet her father’s house is merely the first challenge, imbued as it is with the ghosts of strong women who defied society’s rules to find sanctuary and enduring love behind its closed doors.
Working to build a business with her partner, Honor Boyce’s world is profoundly shaken by Duscha’s return. Seeming an ordinary gardener, Honor harbors an extraordinary passion—a secret obsession locked in the past. Its pent-up energy threatens to ruin the life she’s labored hard to establish, should it be disclosed.
For a life to be lived fully, it cannot be lived only in safety. While any potent connection demands recognition, for Duscha and Honor, theirs is hampered by grief, obligation and mistrust. Who has the courage to risk it all, knowing things will never be the same again?
|Publication Date||February 11, 2021|