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The Garden of Lost and Found

The Garden of Lost and Found

The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans will enchant her fans with this unputdownable and heart-breaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton.

‘A sweeping novel you won’t put down’ Katie Ffforde

Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death.

Nightingale House was the Horner family’s beloved home – a gem of design created to inspire happiness – and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them.

One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down…

When Ned and Liddy’s great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned’s masterpiece – or, in Juliet’s case, her own children’s happiness.

Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?

Harriet Evans brings her readers home…

‘Utterly gorgeous and filled with flowers and paintings, secrets and heartbreak … and always hope’ Veronica Henry

‘I can’t remember the last time I was so enthralled and affected by a story and its characters’ Red

‘This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you.’ Good Housekeeping

‘Evans’s storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery.’ Woman & Home


‘Heart-stopping and wonderful’ Sophie Kinsella

‘Harriet Evans is my favourite author’ Goodreads

‘Secrets and lies in a gorgeous idyllic setting’ Prima

‘Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You’ll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page’ CultureFly

This brilliantly written portrait of a fascinating family in crisis is an emotionally intelligent, thoughtful and engaging read.’ Daily Mail

‘Will make you gasp and move you to tears’ Marie Claire

‘I was blissfully carried away by this intelligent (she’s as good as the great Rosamunde Pilcher), classy and superbly executed family saga’ Saga

‘She reels you in and then you’re hooked, right to the last page’ Patricia Scanlan
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 18th April 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781472251015

Reviews

'Evans's storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery.'
Woman & Home
This isn't a comfortable read, but ultimately a rewarding one
The Weekly
'Filled with brilliantly believable characters, this is one not to miss'
Woman’s Own
'Utterly gorgeous and filled with flowers and paintings, secrets and heartbreak ... and always hope'
Veronica Henry
My top book of 2019
Dinah Jeffries
Utterly compelling and well written
Hot Brands Cool Places
I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled and affected by a story and its characters
Red
Evans is the reigning queen of the big house family saga and her latest, an addictive tale of love, art, loss and long-held secrets centring around an artist's inexplicable destruction of his most famous painting, is her best yet. The sort of book that has you ignoring family and friends long into the night
I Newspaper
Harriet Evans's family saga is a poignant story of love and loss across three generations.
Daily Mail
Evans tells a poignant tale of the Horner family and their magical, mysterious country home
Woman
'This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you.'
Good Housekeeping
'This epic, absorbing novel is full of intrigue, emotion and characters who'll really stay with you.'
Fabulous Magazine
'A sweeping novel you won't put down'
Katie Ffforde
'No one writes gripping family sagas like Harriet Evans'
Irish Times
A spellbinding story, brimming with flowers and paintings, loss and courage
Independent