Water of Life by Darcy Drummond
Anna Duncan is devastated by the sudden death of her husband Max during a skiing competition. Persuaded by a concerned friend that she is in denial, Anna goes to the French Alps on a journey of discovery, renting a stunning mountain retreat. But the house holds a dreadful secret of its own, one that not even owner and close neighbour Marie knows about.
Abandoned with her grandparents as a toddler, Sophie yearns to know more of her mother Solange, whose dying wish takes Sophie on her own journey of discovery to the Haute Savoie. But despite meeting the love of her life, her journey is destined to end in a tragedy which has repercussions down the decades.
Max’s close friend, Sebastian, has long harboured a burning desire for Anna. Now she is widowed and alone in France, the playboy heir decides it's the perfect time to have Anna for himself. But he has a rival, and it's not long before mysterious events threaten to overwhelm them.
Spanning many decades and taking you from London to the French Alps, via Versailles and Paris, this story suggests that once we are truly loved by another, we may never die.