Few understand Elliot's anguish at losing Nadine. He came back from the war a shattered and lonely man. But his return to the Eliot family refuge on England's Hampshire coast is gradually pushing back the dark waters of soul and spirit.
Nadine and her husband have settled with their children in a wonderful old inn not far away. Surrounded by a wild and mysterious wood, the guesthouse seems to be able to mendminds and bodies. Pilgrims from the past and new ones now finding their way to this healing comforting oasis sweeps readers into a story of intertwining destinies, of love lost and love forever gained.