It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux.
But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together.
With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?
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who spends her days cleaning houses for people who often have more money than manners, promises herself that from now on she's going to stand up for herself. Married to a man with as much sex appeal as a recliner, she dreams about someone who can sweep her off her feet.
an artistic interior designer, promises herself that after seven wasted years with the
man she thought she'd marry, relationships won't derail her life again.
a repeat offender when it comes to turning to women for sexual consolation, promises himself there will be no more women.
But when Ella appears unexpectedly in Ethan's life, he find s himself turning to her for very different reasons. And when Maggie's romantic hero appears on her doorstep, she wonders which path she's really supposed to follow. International bestselling author Erica James weaves a delightful tale of three people daring to challenge their dreams.