An emotional story of love, betrayal, friendship, and family from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy.
David Power and Clare O'Brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, Ireland, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. David is the cherished son of a prosperous doctor, while Clare lives with her large family behind their faltering store, longing for a moment of quiet to study. When they both go to university in Dublin—he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship—their worlds collide. They find freedom in each other—until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them...
“Laughter and tears, it’s what Binchy does best.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“The Castlebay Maeve Binchy creates is a marvelous place.”—The New York Times Book Review