Final book in The Liberty Sands Trilogy
Holly is unaware that there is a reason her mother, Carol, turned to alcohol and then disowned her when she fell pregnant with Harry. Still living in their old family home and suffering from alcohol-induced dementia and liver cirrhosis, Carol has a carer, Helen. She has taken the position because she believes Carol is her real mother who gave her up for adoption and she wants to know who her father is. The revelation, when it comes, is shocking. Carol was abused as a thirteen year old by her uncle resulting in the underage pregnancy. Following an introduction from Philippe, Holly has become a travel correspondent for the number one daytime television show, On The Sofa, in her capacity as Liberty Sands. Carol, in one of her more lucid moments, recognises Liberty to be her estranged daughter, and begs Helen to contact her as she wants to ask for forgiveness before she dies. Holly cuts short an assignment in Mexico and reaches her mother’s hospital bedside just in time, where she also discovers that Helen is her half-sister. Holly has wrongly assumed that Philippe has slept with a work colleague of hers and again cuts off communication with him. In her unhappiness, she turns to Gareth but he misreads the situation and confesses his love for her, a love Holly no longer feels. She has begun to think that maybe there is a future for her with divorcee Nick but a discovery amongst her dead mother’s papers leads her to believe that she and Nick are twins. Robert is unaware of this and sends Nick out to Hong Kong, where Holly is on assignment for Soleil, in the hope that they may begin a romance. Over dinner on a floating restaurant, Nick reveals he has traced his long lost twin sister – it isn’t Holly after all. Mauritius seems the perfect location for a beach wedding… or two.