Bea does not believe in second chances. A widow at fifty-three Bea knows she must accept that she will be alone forever. She buries her grief in hard work and soon the deli she runs in Surry Hills has a reputation for the best carrot cake in Sydney. But then an email from a cafe-owner in Edinburgh leads her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter. There transported by the twinkling lights and falling snow of a traditional Christmas Bea is drawn back to a secret past – and a secret love – that she has long ago tried to forget..