The Angel Tree by Lucinda Riley is a compelling mystery of family
secrets and forgotten pasts from the author of The Seven Sisters.
Thirty years have passed since Greta left Marchmont Hall, a grand
and beautiful house nestled in the hills of rural Monmouthshire.
But when she returns to the Hall for Christmas, at the invitation
of her old friend David Marchmont, she has no recollection of her
past association with it - the result of a tragic accident that has
blanked out more than two decades of her life. Then, during a walk
through the wintry landscape, she stumbles across a grave in the
woods, and the weathered inscription on the headstone tells her
that a little boy is buried here . . . The poignant discovery
strikes a chord in Greta's mind and soon ignites a quest to
rediscover her lost memories. With David's help, she begins to
piece together the fragments of not only her own story, but that of
her daughter, Cheska, who was the tragic victim of circumstances
beyond her control. And, most definitely, not the angel she
appeared to be . . .