On a golden day in early summer, two young boys meet in the crowded streets of Florence and change the lives of a man and a woman forevermore.
For seventeen years Ash has been eaten up alive by bitterness and hatred, caught fast in the clutches of the past. For seventeen years he has not been able to look at the boy he raised as his heir and not remember the terrible betrayal he had to endure. And yet, for seventeen years he has closed his eyes against the even more terrible truth ...
Seventeen years ago Georgina fled from England and all she ever held dear. But for the sake of her child, she must return to confront the man whom she once loved more than life itself until lies and deceit tore her life and marriage apart.
Will their love stand a second chance?
The inspiration for this novel came from one of my favourite children's book, Erich Kästner's Das doppelte Lottchen, which Hollywood adapted as The Parent Trap. My favourite film version is the German black and white film from 1950, with Kästner himself as the narrator, and Jutta and Isa Günther as the twin sisters who meet quite unexpectedly in summer camp.