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