On a beautiful day in rural Ireland in 1917 beautiful Victoria Blackshaw disappears from her baby carriage. When a search finds nothing, Lady Edwina Blackshaw assumes a servant kidnapped the girl. However, Victoria's eight year old sister, Charlotte, who may have watched it all, is not speaking at all. As the abuse from her nanny and the jealousy from her mother shape her childhood, she longs to leave Tryringham Park. Her life takes twists and turns, but it feels as if her sister is always there.
This is a heartbreaking book. The sadness seems to have almost no end. The book does a great job of making all the characters come to life. I loved it, but it was hard to read at times.