The story covers a large time span - It begins when Josie arrives in Mill River with two young daughters, in 1938 and it ends in 2013, when Rose and Emily (Josie's daughters) return to Mill River following Josie's death. The sisters are estranged following a tradegy but Josie's death brings them back together. I really enjoyed this story, it was very heartfelt and I felt for both Rose and Emily.
The story is told in the third person and is told from multiple perspectives which I found really easy to read and I enjoyed seeing things from many peoples point of view - it really added to the story and I think I will be finding the author's back catalogue to find out more about Mill River and the characters within.
The town of Mill River was introduced in Darcie Chan's first book, which includes many of the characters which are included in the background of this book but this book focuses on Josie, Emily and Rose. It really is a feel good book which will keep the reader enthralled on a long weekend or the cool autumn evenings which are just around the corner.