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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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1919: Sir Edward Horner, the most celebrated artist of his day, destroys his world-famous painting, The Little Birds, shortly before his death. But why?The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans is the unputdownable tale of a family torn apart and the house they lived in. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton.Millions around the world once queued up to see the painting that captured a perfect moment: Horner's two children, John and Eliza, playing in the garden of their magical, mysterious Nightingale House, the family home he and his wife created deep in the heart of the English countryside.But such moments cannot last for ever.Almost a century later, Horner's great-granddaughter Juliet inherits Nightingale House, now weighed down with unspoken secrets. Why would Ned Horner destroy The Little Birds - the thing he loved best? And can art historian Juliet untangle the web of passion and tragedy in his life and her own to discover the answer? Praise for Harriet Evans's novels:'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan'Atmospheric and altogether wonderful' Lesley Pearse'The immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful' Penny Vincenzi'Her characters are finely drawn . . . The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama' Daily Mail'Wonderful, engrossing . . . A triumph' Sophie Kinsella

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The Butterfly Summer

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'Heart-stopping and wonderful . . . an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly' Sophie KinsellaIt begins and ends with Keepsake, the house that holds its shadows too tightly.From Harriet Evans, the author of Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick The Wildflowers and Sunday Times bestseller A Place For Us, The Butterfly Summer is the IDEAL book to curl up with as the nights draw in. Nina Parr's mother has lied to her for most of her life. But when Nina inherits Keepsake, a long-forgotten house in Cornwall, she pieces together a sad truth that reaches back to the outbreak of war in the 1930s. A must-read for fans of Kate Morton and Santa Montefiore. What magic is this?You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder . . . and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear. This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.Harriet Evans. She brings you home.Two things happen when you are a Parr girl: when you are ten, you are told about your future role. The second thing that a Parr girl at some point must learn is harder to tell of.It is a dark work indeed, the business of this house, hidden from the world. READERS LOVE HARRIET EVANS.Praise for The Butterfly Summer:'Loved it' Gill Hornby'A delightfully engrossing read' 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 evocativewriting in Harriet Evans' novel The Butterfly Summer' Good Housekeeping'Gorgeous' Stylist'Harriet Evans' writing is just perfect' Linda's Book BagTHE WILDFLOWERS, Harriet Evans's latest breathtaking novel, is available now

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A Winterfold Christmas

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A Place for Us

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'The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day ...''A brilliantly written story that will stay with you long after the last page' Fabulous Magazine, Sun on SundayThe 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.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.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, enter the world of the Wildes in Harriet Evans's breathtaking new novel The Wildflowers - a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick, available now.

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A Place for Us Part 4

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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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A Place for Us Part 1

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The FIRST of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans - you'll be desperate to read on ...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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The captivating new novel from the wonderfully witty and entertaining writerJen has no idea that her neat life is about to unravel. With one misplaced voicemail from her husband, she discovers that her marriage is a sham. Numb with shock, she's hiding from the future when she's stunned by a face from the past.

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A fabulous novel from bestselling author Jill Mansell, written with her sparkling blend of romance and humour. Jessie has kept the identity of her son Oliver's father a secret for years. She's stunned when she discovers that the man in question, actor Toby Gillespie, has just moved in next door. The truth's about to come out. One glance at Oliver, and a little mental arithmetic, and Toby has the situation sussed. Meeting the son he never knew he had is the shock of a lifetime. It's a shock, too, for Toby's wife, the beautiful Deborah, though she seems to take it in her stride. Would Deborah be so relaxed if she knew just how close Toby wants to get to the mother of his firstborn? As the attraction between them flares up again, Jessie just can't see her way to a happy ending. But no one is quite what they seem, and there are more surprises to come...What readers are saying about Head Over Heels: 'Beautifully written with plenty of romance, humour, warmth wit and fun. A fabulous read which I would highly recommend!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars'A well-written book with colourful characters, witty dialogue and cleverly crafted surprises' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars'I can't recommend this book highly enough - funny, romantic and characters you really care about. This is my favourite Jill Mansell novel to date' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

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Carol O'Connell

Carol O'Connell is the New York Times bestselling creator of Kathy Mallory, and the author of thirteen books, eleven featuring her acclaimed detective, most recently IT HAPPENS IN THE DARK, as well as the stand-alone thrillers JUDAS CHILD and BONE BY BONE. She lives in New York City.

Caspar Walsh

Caspar Walsh is a regular writer for BBC Radio 4, with broadcasts including the sixties gangster story Vincent Vice's Rainbow. The Prison Father, a critically acclaimed feature length docudrama, and the young offender docudrama, Inside Out, were based on his prison life experience. As a workshop facilitator in and out of prisons, he helps fathers and their families to rehabilitate by using his own experiences as an inspiration.

Christina Schwarz

Christina Schwarz's novels include the Oprah Book Club selection Drowning Ruth, which was an international bestseller. Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, USA, she lives in southern California.

Christopher Golden

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has collaborated on books, comics, videogames and scripts with other writers, including Mike Mignola, Amber Benson, and Charlaine Harris. He has also written novels for teens and young adults, and, as an editor, he has worked on several short story anthologies. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. www.christophergolden.com

Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a freelance journalist who writes for most of the national newspapers, primarily for the Guardian and Evening Standard. He has written non-fiction works on football, pop music and gender politics as well as the bestselling novel, DAD'S LIFE. He lives in east London with his wife and his six children.

Deirdre Purcell

Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin, and educated there and in a County Mayo convent. Before turning to the writing of fiction, she lived through an eclectic set of careers, including acting, as a member of the permanent company of Ireland's National Theatre (The Abbey), and journalism for all media - for which she won Ireland's top awards.