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    • Publication date:22 Feb 2018
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The Wildflowers

By Harriet Evans

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A spellbinding new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Place for Us and The Butterfly Summer

The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans is the spellbinding new novel from the Top 5 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Place for Us and The Butterfly Summer. Fans of Kate Morton's The Lake House or Santa Montefiore will delight in this book.

Harriet Evans is 'perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy' Best

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core.

They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in.

My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later.

This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.

Biographical Notes

Harriet Evans grew up in London. As a child she loved reading and making up stories. She then progressed on to teenage geekdom and agonised Sylvia Plath- style poetry it's probably best not to dwell on. The career in musical theatre she'd always dreamed of never materialised for whatever reason, and so she ended up at Bristol University where she read Classical Studies. In her twenties she was lucky enough to get a job as a secretary at a publishers and instantly realised working with books was what she'd always wanted to do. She was a fiction editor for ten happy years but left in 2009 to write full- time, making up stories all day.

Harriet still lives in London with her family. She likes old films, property websites, sloe gin cocktails, feminism and Bombay Mix, not in that order.

She'd love to hear from you - please contact her on Twitter at @HarrietEvans, Facebook at facebook.com/harrietevansbooks or via her website, www.harriet-evans.com.

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  • ISBN: 9781472221360
  • Publication date: 22 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 480
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The Butterfly Summer is an amazing achievement; heart-stopping and wonderful. It's an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly... I could practically feel the butterflies brushing against my cheeks as I read — Sophie Kinsella
Loved it — Gill Hornby
[A] delightfully engrossing read. . . Romance, danger and an intriguing legacy - an ideal holiday read — The Lady
A delightfully engrossing read — Sarra Manning, Red magazine
Moving, gripping, heartbreaking — Kate Williams
Great characters, gorge house, intriguing mystery, what's not to love?! — Lucy Diamond
Multi-layered, heartbreaking and as beautiful as a butterfly wing — Veronica Henry
A crumbling house in Cornwall and a family with lots of secrets are brought to life by the evocative writing in Harriet Evans' novel The Butterfly Summer — Good Housekeeping
Gorgeous — Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist
Harriet Evans' writing is just perfect — Linda’s Book Bag
This absorbing, well-written book has a fairy-tale feel to it — Fabulous, Sun on Sunday
Intriguing and full of twists and turns — T*Rexes and Tiaras Blog
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A Winterfold Christmas

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Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans is taking us back to Winterfold for Christmas with a spin-off tale from her Top 5 bestseller, A Place for Us. Delight in a festive reunion with the Winter family - or meet them for the first time - and enjoy their recipes for the warmest of celebrations around the fire.'A master at creating characters you feel like you know inside out, and wish you could meet in real life' HeatWinterfold has always sprung to life at Christmas - the purple wisteria might be a distant memory, but in the crisp air of December, the glow of candles at the window and the warmth of the kitchen offer you a warm welcome.As Martha Winter's family fill the empty rooms with their laughter and cheer, the ghosts of the past are pushed into the shadows. Welcome to Winterfold. And the healing magic of Christmas.Harriet Evans. She brings you home.

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A Place for Us

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The Sunday Times Top Five Bestseller A Place for Us by Harriet Evans is a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.'A brilliantly written story that will stay with you long after the last page' Fabulous Magazine, Sun on SundayThe house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside. The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm. Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems. After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret. But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this? Welcome to Winterfold. Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.READERS LOVE HARRIET EVANS.Praise for Harriet Evans and A Place For Us: 'A fabulously gripping story' Prima'Atmospheric and descriptive, Evans creates a tangible world full of tragedy and hardship, love and redemption, with a satisfying conclusion. Hugely enjoyable' Psychologies'I was blissfully carried away by this intelligent (she's as good as the great Rosamunde Pilcher), classy and superbly executed family saga' Saga'A really superior modern saga, with utterly true to life characters' Sunday Mirror'Harriet Evans has superbly captured the complexities and emotions of her characters' My Reading Corner'Explosive, emotional and completely addictive' Bookaholic Confessions'Had me hooked until the last page ... this is an accomplished piece of writing' Shaz's Book Blog'A cleverly written, engrossing story, full of secrets and lies' Laura's Little Book Blog'Extremely gripping and mysterious throughout' CosmoChicklitan'The novel has a wonderful cast of characters' Candy's Bookcase'Completely mind blowing, insanely gripping' This Chick Reads'Brilliant. I had tears in my eyes' On My Bookshelf'I simply can't wait to read more' Emma Louise'A compelling, engaging, beautifully written and truly fascinating novel' Bookaholic Confessions'So poignant that you are completely absorbed by the book and the Winter family, captivated by their story' Chloe's Chick Lit ReviewsOnce you have fallen in love with the Winter family of A Place For Us as well, enter the world of Keepsake and meet Nina Parr in The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans, available now.

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The FOURTH and FINAL of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans. Steal a march on everyone and enjoy this magnificent conclusion to a beautiful novel.The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?Welcome to Winterfold.Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

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A Place for Us Part 3

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A Place for Us Part 2

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The SECOND of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans will reunite you with the Winter family ...The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?Welcome to Winterfold.Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

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Ann Granger

Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a doctor by trade; optician more specifically. It is rumoured that during his off periods of work he would think about and write his various stories. He is well known for several science fiction works, but of course his most recognizable works are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. He died in 1930.He tried desperately to "kill off" Holmes so that he could pursue other genres of writing as well, and not just be known for the Holmes mysteries. However, after much public outcry, Holmes returned in "The Empty House" and in many other stories following, up to the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes" collection.

Bateman

Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular TV series MURPHY'S LAW starring James Nesbitt. Bateman lives in Ireland with his family.

Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham, the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, was born in Warwickshire and educated at Nuneaton High School for Girls, and later the Open University. She was awarded an MA in Theatre Studies at Birmingham University, and has written several plays for both radio and theatre. She has been dubbed by The Sunday Times as, 'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie'.

Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness is a historian of science and a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She spent several years in Oxford doing research (and really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!). She has written THE JEWEL HOUSE: ELIZABETHAN LONDON AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION as well as the three novels in the internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, SHADOW OF NIGHT and THE BOOK OF LIFE.

Emily Barr

Emily Barr is the well-loved and bestselling author of Backpack, the original backpacking novel, and many other highly acclaimed novels. A former journalist, she has travelled around the world and written columns and travel pieces for the Observer and the Guardian. After living in France, Emily and her husband (whom she met backpacking) have settled in Cornwall with their three children. You can learn more about Emily and her novels by visiting her website www.emilybarr.com.

Eowyn Ivey

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel, THE SNOW CHILD, was published in twenty-six languages, and became an international bestseller. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2013, and Eowyn won the International Author of the Year category at the 2012 National Book Awards. A former bookseller, Eowyn lives in Palmer, Alaska, with her family.

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is a bestselling author who has earned rave reviews and a dedicated following for Wicked, the first novel in the Wicked Years quartet (which also included Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men and Out of Oz), that was made into an award-winning musical. He received his doctorate in English Literature from Tufts University, and has taught at Simmons College and other Boston area colleges. He has also served as an artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Hambridge Center. Gregory has lived in Dublin and London, but now makes his home near Boston, Massachusetts, with his partner, their two sons and daughter.

Guy Gunaratne

Guy Gunaratne grew up in North West London and has worked as a designer, documentary filmmaker and video journalist covering post-conflict areas around the world, as well as co-founding two technology companies. He was shortlisted for the 4th Estate/Guardian Books B4ME Short Story Prize.

Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestseller Jill Shalvis is the author of many romance novels including her acclaimed Cedar Ridge, Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. The RITA winner and three-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe. Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog, and www.facebook.com/jillshalvis for other news or follow her on Twitter @jillshalvis.

Jo Brand

Jo Brand is a stand-up comic with many TV and radio shows to her name. She is married with two children and lives in south London.

June Tate

June Tate was born in Southampton. After leaving school she became a hairdresser and spent several years working on cruise ships, first on the Queen Mary and then on the Mauritania, meeting many Hollywood film stars and VIPs on her travels. After her marriage to an airline pilot, she lived in Sussex and Hampshire before moving to Estoril in Portugal. June, who has two adult daughters, now lives in Sussex.