A grieving mother. Secrets at the heart of the family. He’s the only person who understands her. But secrets held by people close to Alicia give her life another surprising turn and she finds there is a new reason to live – and love – again. Read the island affair, set in one of the most captivating holiday islands in Scandinavia, a family drama chock-full of mystery and passion, today! .
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”. Until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. The question now is how her other daughter, Rachel—with whom Becca has always had a strained relationship—will react. As she struggles to accept that this is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca is inspired by her granddaughter’s boldness in the face of impending single-motherhood, and summons the courage to reveal a secret she was forced to bury long ago: the existence of a daughter she gave up fifty years ago.
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