By Paulette Rae

ISBN-10: 1877546364

ISBN-13: 9781877546365

Kirsten reveals herself a ways from domestic while she takes a role within the idyllic Marlborough Sounds, taking care of a seven yr previous woman who misplaced her mom whilst she was once a child. Sarah is a vibrant and bubbly baby, yet her overbearing Grandmother, wealthy and complex, has rules for her grandchild that Kirsten doesn't accept as true with. To make issues worse Kirsten is confronted with the problem of Sarah's ordinarily absent father Jamie and her roguish uncle Tyler. surprisingly diversified humans, they tolerate one another basically to be just about Sarah, the single remnant left of Brook, a lady they either enjoyed. Drawn in by way of this eclectic relatives Kirsten quickly reveals there's extra to their tale than meets the attention. She unearths herself turning to the single one who is keen to reply to a few of her such a lot urgent questions, Brook herself.

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The smell of old musty pages filled Kirsten’s nostrils as she scoped the titles. There were old hardback copies of The Lord of the Rings, volumes of encyclopedias from different countries, a whole series of National Geographic magazines, and classics such as Wuthering Heights and Moby Dick. K. Rowling, Joy Cowley and Margaret Mahy. It was a rainy day paradise. Kirsten hoped she would be allowed to borrow from their extensive library. The second floor housed most of the bedrooms, five in total, including a guest bedroom and rumpus room for Sarah.

I’m trying to teach Sarah, but she has her mother’s attention span. ” She winked. “Jamie is the one to watch out for. ” She pointed to a photo of Sarah on the wall. ” Kirsty stood up and walked over to the photo for a closer look. He had captured Sarah at a wonderful moment. She sat on a swing which had been erected beneath the branch of a huge beech tree. She was gazing out to sea, oblivious of anything but her own feet as they stuck out in front of her. ” Beth laughed. ” It made sense now. The look she had seen in Brook’s eyes could only be for the man she loved.

Brown vegemite smears dotted his cheeks, while his other hand clasped the crusty remains of a sandwich. Kirsten smiled back at him. ” “Hello,” he whispered. ” He nodded his cherub head. Soft brown curls bobbed over his baby blue eyes. ” Kirsten twisted in her seat so she could get a better look at him. ” He smiled and seemed pleased she had noticed his manners. “Yep. ” He screwed his nose up in comic frustration as he slid forward to get closer to Kirsten. ” Kirsten smiled. ” The boy nodded his head and pouted.

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