One magical winter's night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended -- and he left without even saying goodbye. Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back. Didi won't let the past unsettle her present: as manager of one of the most stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, she's happy at last and soon to be married. Anyway, Shay isn't staying. He's made a promise to his wayward father, that's all. He's going to keep it. And then he'll be gone. But Shay's return stirs up long-forgotten emotions in idyllic Elliscombe, and the scandal that led him to leave raises its head once again. The time has come for buried secrets to come to light.