Thirty-six-year-old Hope, who once dreamed of becoming a lawyer, is forced to save her inherited family pastry shop in a small town near Boston from ruin. A difficult period began in her life: her mother died, her husband left, after the divorce, relations with her teenage daughter became complicated and, to top it all, her beloved grandmother — her last support — is seriously ill, loses her memory.
Realizing that she has no right to take away the secret that she had kept for more than seventy years, the grandmother asks her granddaughter to fulfill her last will and go to Paris … This is how Hope’s acquaintance with the history of his family begins.
On this journey through distances and generations, Hope’s guiding stars are family baking secrets from childhood, which open not only doors for her, but also the hearts of strangers, helping to recreate an incredible life-long love story bit by bit. Love that has won war and death. This journey helps Hope to find himself and understand that in fact, happiness is just around the corner.
Christine Harmel’s books are written with such heartfelt cordiality that their heroes stay with us for a long time.
Emily Griffin, author of the bestselling books The Heart of the Thing, Hire Groom and more
This touching story, full of faith and hope, reminds us that our actions resonate in the fate of our descendants.
Christine’s novels have a lot of heart and soul. She knows how to make her stories so real that sometimes you forget that you are reading a book.
Lisa Steinke, SheKnows Book Lounge