Pearl Winter hasn't been outside in forty-three years.
Since she arrived in Dartmoor as a teenager, her isolated cottage has been her whole world. A place of safety. But now Pearl is utterly alone - except for the postman, the local crows, and her memories of the summer when her life turned upside down.
Connor Matthews feels like a stranger in his own home.
Since his mother's death he's been adrift from his remaining family and the life that's always been mapped out for him.
But when Connor takes a summer job as Pearl's gardener, their unexpected friendship opens the door to a fresh start for them both. If they can just take the first step . . .