“This emotional high-wire act should have readers racing to the end.”— Kirkus Reviews
When Colin goes to Paris to help his son clear his name of a terrible crime, he trails his beloved little boat The Dragonfly across the Channel so he will have a place to stay. Thrown together with Delphine, his grandchild, for the summer holidays, he takes her on an adventure along the picturesque French canals in a bid to cheer her up.
Delphine soon proves to be as challenging to her grandfather as the winding waterways and hazardous locks, but as they travel south through Burgundy ‘until the butter melts’, they land big fish, cultivate new loves and slowly the ice in each of them begins to thaw.
But what of Colin’s son languishing in a French jail? How will this unlikely pair ever get him off the hook?