One Irish house, two very different families, and a war that changed everything.
Robinswood Estate, County Waterford, Ireland. 1946.
Years of neglect and abandonment have left the family seat of the Keneficks almost derelict, but the new Lord Kenefick and his charming young wife Kate, are determined to breathe life into the old house once more.
The war is over and they have survived, so now they must set about making a bright future for themselves and their family. But the shadows of the past are ever lurking, and there are many who are not willing to see the new Lady Kenefick as anything more than the housekeeper's daughter.
Kate’s family, the Murphys, find themselves once more, inextricably entwined with both the Keneficks and Robinswood, but this time everything is different. Or at least they hope it is.
The legacy of the war cannot be erased, and the events of those fateful years will not be forgotten. Can Robinswood provide a haven for those who need it, or are the scars of the past too deep?
Jean Grainger is a USA Today bestselling author from Cork, Ireland. She writes engaging and intriguing Irish historical fiction as well as heart-warming contemporary novels. Her style has been compared to the late great Maeve Binchy, of whom she was a huge fan. Before writing, Jean was a tour guide of her beloved Ireland, a history lecturer at a university, and a teacher at a secondary school. She lives in an Irish stone cottage and is married to a lovely fella altogether, has four magnificent children, and two micro-dogs that are cute but clueless.