Bill McQuaig would say he is content with his solitude. Long divorced, he lives alone in an ancient farmhouse in the South of France. 20 years have passed, broken only by the annual visits of his two grown children, and the occasional nightmare about his father's death on the beach at Dieppe.
But when Nathalie Vicenti returns home to sell the family château, Bill finds himself drawn into the community around him as he tries to prove that her father, once the mayor of the village, was not the traitor he was executed for being.
Part love story, part historical mystery, this unlikely romance unfolds against the magnificent backdrop of France's Esterel mountains, where picturesque towns are home to ghosts, not all of them buried.