3 sisters, 1 brother, kids, a new wife and 1 hanger on descend on a family house in Devon for three weeks holiday and to discuss whether or not to sell it. This was beautifully written by a very talented author, with fantastic descriptions. The only trouble was there was far too much describing and not enough doing and not enough dialogue. I didn't like any of the characters and thought that the child Ivy was obnoxious. The story sounded brilliant but it didn't work for me. I kept reading it because I loved the style of writing and I will certainly read something else by this author.