Sisters Pea and Margaret are trying very hard to stay out of maman’s way. Their father has recently passed away and their mother has just lost the baby she was carrying. As their mother slips further into her own world, the two girls spend their summer in the South of France playing outside. Big sister Pea, who is five, especially loves the big meadow where they play. She soon befriends Claude, a man who loves her meadow almost as much as she does. Maybe he would make a good, new daddy. But why are all the townspeople so unkind to him and why does one man have such a big, empty house?
This lyrically written novel will transport readers to the South of France in summer. A story of love, loss and grace.