Alba Ashby, after suffering a humiliating defeat, arrives unexpectedly at the house at the end of Hope Street and finds a way to heal. I don't think I'm giving too much away. You knew this, didn't you? It is why you sought out this book, I think. You certainly wouldn't read this book if you discovered in the first sentence of this review that Alba found only more misery and more defeat at his home. So, it's that is what you are seeking, then I will reassure you that it will be found here. Hope. Optimism. Healing.