I closed my eyes as I tried to pick apart every flavour, because nothing had ever tasted so good before. It was love and it could not be hidden. It is 1919 and the end of the war has not brought peace for Emeline Vane. Lost in grief, she is suddenly alone at the heart of a depleted family. She can no longer cope. And just as everything seems to be slipping beyond her control, in a moment of desperation, she boards a train and runs away. Fifty years later, a young solicitor on his first case finds Emeline’s diary. Bill Perch is eager to prove himself but what he finds in the tattered pages of neat script goes against everything he has been told. He begins to trace a story of love and betrayal that will send him on a journey to discover the truth. What really happened to Emeline all those years ago? Praise for Laura Madeleine: „A must-read.” (Nina George, bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop). „Mouth-watering and mysterious. A compelling read.” (Leah Fleming, bestselling author of The Postcard). „A sizzling forbidden love story.” (Heat). „A heady mix of passion and betrayal set against stunning backdrops.” (The Lady).