Emma wants to forget; Charlotte never can. Together they remember.
Emma is an enterprising young journalist with a bright future, but her life and career are falling apart. In a last ditch attempt to save her career, she accepts an assignment to interview the ageing and reclusive, best-selling author Charlotte Day.
Charlotte has a reputation for being cantankerous and is highly secretive about her past: a past she considers too painful to relive and too shameful to share. Preferring her roses to people, she is persuaded into meeting this girl who gets through her defences forcing her to face the past.
As Charlotte and Emma’s relationship deepens, they find themselves enmeshed in a tangle of secrets that changes both their lives.