Tour guide Harriet Turner knows all about journeys. She's arranged hundreds of them for the travel agency her family runs. But nothing has prepared her for the drama, the hilarity or the passion of the Willoughby tour . . .
When her foster sister Lara vanishes suddenly, Harriet is left in charge of a party of tourists on a theme tour of Devon and Cornwall. The eccentric group are fans of Willaughby, an English TV detective show, and can't wait to meet Patrick Shawcross, the handsome actor who played him fifteen years ago.
For Harriet, the tour turns into a different kind of journey - a journey of self-discovery. She finds herself confronting questions about her family, her childhood, and her powerful feelings for Patrick Shawcross.
And the most puzzling question of all: where is Lara?
Family Baggage is a funny, warm, moving novel of family secrets, dilemmas and dynamics by this popular, bestselling author.