An unexpected letter brings life-changing news in this suspenseful tale of family secrets and ties. Canterbury, 1900. Olivia Fratton will scream if she hears the words 'Isabel's wedding' one more time; she's struggling to cope with her little sister's demands on their limited budget. But Olivia is not the only Fratton with worries: Isabel, older brother Theo and the 'golden boy' of the family, Luke, all have their own troubles. But these pale into insignificance when a letter is delivered from someone none of the family ever expected to hear from again.