The Jeweller's Wife
A compelling tale of love, war and temptation
By Judith Lennox
As the country is propelled into the Second World War, one young woman faces battles of the heart in Judith Lennox's The Jeweller's Wife.
A passionate affair. A dark secret. A tainted legacy.
In The Jeweller's Wife, Judith Lennox writes an epic tale of passion and betrayal that moves through the turbulence of war to 1960s London. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazelets series.
'A fast-moving, complex story' - The Times
1938. As England awaits the outbreak of war, Juliet Winterton journeys from the Mediterranean to the Essex countryside to begin her life as the beautiful young wife of a London jeweller.
But beneath her husband's intelligence and ambition, lies a cruel and ruthless man. And when dashing politician, Gillis Sinclair, comes to stay at Marsh Court, Juliet is drawn to his irresistible charm.
So begins a passionate affair that will have consequences far beyond anything Juliet imagines. For Gillis Sinclair is hiding a dark secret and, as the next generation of Wintertons grows up, Juliet fears that they, too, will be tainted by the past...
What readers are saying about The Jeweller's Wife:
'A very cosy read, full of suspense and drama with exacting tragic interludes'
'A jewel of a book'
'This is a wonderfully woven story with skilful, beautiful writing. If you enjoy historical family sagas with love and tragedy, passion and secrets I would highly recommend this'
Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.
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31 Dec 2015
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Praise for Judith Lennox:A fast-moving, complex story — The Times
A beautifully turned, compassionate novel. Judith Lennox's writing is so keenly honest it could sever heartstrings — Daily Mail
A sensitive examination of love and loss by this master storyteller — Choice Magazine
A gripping and intelligent romance — Good Book Guide
Completely unputdownable... a lovely, entrancing book — New Books Magazine
The characters are in many ways so normal, yet in other ways so unbelievably wonderful, in this gripping and heartfelt story — Newcastle Herald
Compelling storytelling — Woman & Home
A compelling novel... Lennox's prose is detailed but never overly dense and powerful when describing prosaic scenes — Sunday Express
A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters — Candis