I loved this sweeping family saga. As you might suspect from the title which seems backwards at first glance this is a book tat leaves you with much to ponder after you close the cover. It is a story of family, of mothers and daughters, of choices, and of love and hope. We start our story with Freddie, formerly Faith who has recently lost her husband Ken, as the pages unfold we are introduced to her sister Holly, her daughter Beth, and her mother Lorraine. We also get to meet her maternal grandparents Anna and Olaf. The narrative is engaging and flows well and we travel back and forth from Freddie and Holly and Beth in the present day into the past throughout the book and the flow of the story stays. I have read books where you jump between times and characters and it makes it hard for the reader, but this novel does it beautifully. A great read for the beach or a snow day depending on your climate.