By Harriet Evans
A unputdownable 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.
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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22 Feb 2018
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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