Applecote Manor is at the heart of both stories. In 1959, sisters Flora, Pam, Margot and Dot, nicknamed the Wildlings, spend a life changing summer with their Aunt Sybil and Uncle Perry. In present day, Jess and Will are just moving into Applecote Manor in hopes of bringing their blended family together, particularly Will's teenage daughter Bella.
Both stories are equally compelling, but being a fan of historical fiction, I was more drawn into the drama surrounding the Wildling Sisters. There are several surprises throughout their narrative and I liked how the author resolved both stories in the end.
I received this book courtesy of Penguin Group Putnam through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.