Rosamunde Pilcher’s classic book explores the shifting relationships of Penelope Keeling and her three children as they change over the course of  her lifetime. The story follows Penelope from her teenage years as she grows to become woman in her sixties, drawing you into her confidence, until you feel an emotional attachment to her as a reader. Rosamunde’s descriptive prose is particularly engaging and you can envisage Penelope’s garden and the Cornish landscape so clearly that you feel as though you are physically present. Although this book was written in the 1980s, it is timeless and new readers today who are new to Rosamunde Pilcher will find it easy to lose themselves in this book.