A poignant novel of two women whose childhood friendship transforms to a journey of discovery—from the acclaimed author of All About Evie.
Charlotte Mackintosh is an internationally known bestselling romance writer who has no love life and remains a mystery to her fans. In fact, she has little in her life besides her work, her pampered cats, and her secluded home off the coast of Washington. And then there is her very best friend, Bridget, who lives in Scotland, where Charlotte lived until she was fifteen. Bridget, whom Charlotte hasn’t seen in twenty years, but continues to write to—though the replies have stopped. Hurt by the silence, an opportunity arises to find answers—and maybe much more.
Charlotte must finally return to Scotland to sell her late father’s cottage. It was his tragic death when Charlotte was fifteen that began her growing isolation, and the task is fraught with memories. But her plans are slowed when she’s confronted with the beautiful but neglected house, the irresistible garden—and Toran, Bridget’s brother. Capable and kind, Toran has the answers Charlotte seeks. And as she is drawn deeper into the community she thought she’d left behind, Charlotte learns not only more about her dear friend, but about herself—and discovers a new and unexpected path.
“[A] poignant, funny and winsome novel . . . Witty, wise and wonderful, My Very Best Friend is another winner for me.”—Book’d Out
“An epic story of love and loss . . . satisfying and heartfelt.”—Compass Book Ratings