A trip to France awakens the past in this heartwarming short summer read from the author of People We Love. Headteacher Nicola Arnott prides herself on her independence. She has successfully juggled motherhood and career, coping with early widowhood by burying her emotions somewhere deep inside herself. When a cancer scare shakes her out of her careful approach to life, she finds herself thinking wistfully of her first love, a young French medical student. She decides to revisit the sleepy French town she remembers from her teenage years - and is astonished to meet up with Luc again. The old chemistry is still there - but so is something far more precious: a deep and enduring friendship. Can it turn into true love?