'Evans's storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery.'
This isn't a comfortable read, but ultimately a rewarding one
'Filled with brilliantly believable characters, this is one not to miss'
'Utterly gorgeous and filled with flowers and paintings, secrets and heartbreak ... and always hope'
My top book of 2019
Utterly compelling and well written
I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled and affected by a story and its characters
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
Harriet Evans's family saga is a poignant story of love and loss across three generations.
Evans tells a poignant tale of the Horner family and their magical, mysterious country home
'This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you.'
'This epic, absorbing novel is full of intrigue, emotion and characters who'll really stay with you.'
'A sweeping novel you won't put down'
'No one writes gripping family sagas like Harriet Evans'
A spellbinding story, brimming with flowers and paintings, loss and courage