A dramatic story of love and intrigue set in the glamorous sun of Majorca.
When Rosamund Lowe recovers consciousness after a holiday car-crash, she finds herself in a strange house, and gazed upon by mysterious faces.
Kept as a virtual prisoner, and almost forced into marriage against her will, she is confused by the sinister atmosphere that prevailed. And although she meets a destitute singer for whom she conceives a violent passion, it is only when she fully recovers her memory that she is able to piece the puzzle together and find the girl she is being forced to impersonate.
British author Titchmarsh (Rosie) brings the art world alive in this engaging romantic drama. In 2007, James "Jamie" Ballantyne reconnects with childhood chum and flame, Artemis "Missy" King, who resurfaces in the showroom of Jamie's auction house in Bath to bid on a painting on behalf of her grandfather. The reunited couple discover that a set of paintings by Sir Alfred James Munnings, owned by Missy's grandfather (himself owner of an established fine art gallery), are fakes. Their investigation reveals a long thread of family secrets and the source of the feud between their two families, revelations that cause the couple to split up. Titchmarsh alternates between the present and the story of Jamie's grandfather, Harry Ballantyne, and Missy's grandmother, Eleanor King, who met as art students at Oxford. The effect is nostalgic and builds anticipation and curiosity in the history of the two families, including the story behind the lost love of their grandparents.