'Smart, complex and deliciously racy' Daily Express In the gloriously hot summer of 1936, a group of people meet at a country house party. Within three years, the country will be engulfed in war, but for now time stands still as they sip champagne on the lawn, engaging in casual flirtations and carefree conversation. Then a shocking death puts an end to their revelry, changing everything in an instant. For all of them, that summer house party will be a turning point. The mistakes made during that fateful weekend will change their lives for ever.
'A solid summer read, ideal to take on holiday' On: Yorkshire Magazine. 'It's one of those books where you just want to keep reading and it to never end' That Thing She Reads. 'Intriguing and multifaceted with its lifelike mixture of romance, heartache, tragedy, heroism, accomplishment and growth. The recounting is rich in atmosphere and detail, making for an absorbing reading experience' My Merri Way. 'A wonderfully involving read' Sunday Express. 'Fraser skilfully combines many narrative threads to build a great big satisfying saga full of passionate love, ghastly betrayal and, as Britain tips inexorably into conflict, thrilling drama' Daily Mail. 'A fabulously written book ... a must read' Read Along With Sue. 'This rich and engrossing novel follows them through the testing years of the coming war, including a movingly drawn forbidden love affair, all delivered with perfect period details' Sunday Mirror. 'Fraser keeps the reader hooked with the twists of her protagonists' love affairs, but the real star of this book is her portrait of a disappearing life, as Sonia Haddon and ilk face war with varying degrees of courage' The Sunday Times.