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