The author was born in 1935 and had her first book published when she was 79. This book is her fourth now. As a young girl, she chose nursing as her career and became a Nurse Tutor at the age of 40. She is married with two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
As the Hampton family come to terms with the shock of recent events, it is down to one man to bring a sense of calm back into their lives and to repair broken bonds in a way that none of them could have predicted.
When Ellen Hampton receives a letter from her sister-in-law in Canada informing her that she is coming home with her daughter and granddaughter for Ellen's wedding, Ellen is mesmerised. Maggie has been away for fifty years and Ellen never dreamt her sister-in-law would ever return. But she has no way of knowing the real reason why.