by Lesley Crewe
The “spinster on the hill,” Nell swears she could never love a child after her own childhood scars, and will never marry. But her love for a child born down the road propels us through generations as they try to untangle secrets.
Eventually we meet joyful, kind, capable Bridie—struggling through the echoing pain of those who came before her. Her choices, her bravery, her “nest of wonderful women,” and her ultimate refusal to settle for anything less than love, eventually redeem her and everyone around her.
With all the trademarks of Crewe’s beloved novels: laughter, heartbreak, incredible women and unbreakable friendships—and the sweet wildness of Cape Breton.