When friendship becomes love, two people must face their greatest fear - being hurt again. The powerful new besteller from the country's number one storyteller. Luke Hammond: handsome, rich, charismatic, cursed by private tragedy. Amy Atkinson: humble and kind with a good - but wounded - heart. When they meet by chance in a cafe run by Amy's best friend Daisy, a spark of love takes hold of their hearts. But neither are sure that they can dare to love again. And what of Luke's public life, hidden from Amy? The owner of a large factory, he is a pillar of the community, married - though in name only. But Luke is also a sensitive and emotional man, whose greatest joy is retreating to his woodland cabin, nestled deep in the Ribble Valley, where he creates powerful paintings. Amy is torn between her head and her heart, but her sense of honour is paramount - and when she discovers his true identity, she is thrown into even greater turmoil. Then disaster strikes the factory - and with it Daisy. Suddenly, the future looks troubled indeed ..