Publication Date: July 2, 2024
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A Paperback Original—Also Available in a Simultaneous Hardcover EditionFollow Gertie MacIntyre from knitting circle to air stewardess in this glorious and romantic summer novel set in Scotland’s windswept Northern isles, by beloved New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.
Gertie dreams of leaving home. She has always had her head in the clouds, wondering what life might be like beyond the beautiful but remote Scottish island where she was born. It’s the only place she knows – and the community is held together by the strong, capable and forthright women who work hard, gossip, knit and support each other through thick and thin. At the center of this sisterhood is Gertie’s mum Jean and her grandmother Elspeth, and the three generations of women live together in one small cottage. They couldn't keep secrets if they wanted to.Gertie’s only ever been in love with one man – musician Struan, also the town’s primary school teacher, who rejected her Valentine’s gift years ago and broke her heart. So now she prefers to knit and dream her life away instead.But when a sudden opportunity drops from the heavens– a new job working with her friend Morag on the local airline--a world of possibilities opens up before Gertie. New friendships, a chance at romance, nights out and early mornings...it's all Gertie had hoped for. And in the meantime, her mother Jean has decided she might just take a chance to see an old friend in a new light.Soon it seems like new horizons might beckon for them all. Or has everything they ever wanted been in front of them the whole time?
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