All Mari Everett’s life, she’s had two dreams: to own a bookstore, and to reunite with her long lost father. But when he passes away unexpectedly and she inherits his home and business, the only way she can learn about his life - especially why he abandoned her when she was three and never came back - is by leaving California to take over his bookstore in London.
Owen Sullivan lives and works on Elderflower Island, a close-knit community in London where it’s impossible to keep a secret. It turns out, however, that Charlie Forsythe kept his daughter a secret from everyone for nearly 30 years. When Mari comes to London, Owen immediately falls for her. He’s never met a woman so intelligent, determined, and honest. Not to mention, so beautiful that she takes his breath away.
Soon, everyone on the island - including Owen’s four siblings, parents, and grandmother - is pitching in to help give the bookstore a fresh start. But as insatiable passion develops into love, will Mari and Owen be able to grab hold of their fresh start? Or will their pasts continue to cast a dark shadow over their chance at a brilliant future together in London?