Ireland 1944: a German plane crashes, shattering a young family. Rescued by their Aunt Lucy, Amelia and Mattie try to start afresh. The story moves from 1940s Ireland to post-war England, Malta, and London in the 1960s and '70s. A tale of survival, self-discovery, and falling in love.
The face Esme Waters presents to the world is not the face she sees in the mirror. Even her three daughters don't know the truth behind her careful smile. But a chance meeting with a psychiatrist in Paris opens the first crack in Esme's mind. While her own children are falling in love, learning about loyalty, and rebelling against the rules, Esme discovers that sometimes the walls you build for protection need to come tumbling down.
"I loved the book"