The Sykes family have lived at Fairley Terrace since their youngest daughter, Rowan, was born. Fiercely clever, Rowan finds it difficult to fit in with the other village children, so when her beloved older sister, Laurel, takes a new job and moves back home, Rowan is overjoyed.
Laurel is happy to be with her family – even if she’s keeping the real reason for her return to herself. It seems like she’s destined to keep repeating the mistakes of her past when it comes to matters of the heart.
The two sisters are each longing for excitement and a fresh start, and when familiar faces return to Fairley Terrace, along with an enigmatic new resident, it looks like they might get their wish. But their harmony is about to be shattered by a mysterious stranger who threatens to expose a long-kept secret – and is prepared to stop at nothing to wreak revenge on the family.