Harriet Evans is the author of several top ten bestsellers, including the Sunday Times bestselling The Garden of Lost and Found and the Richard and Judy Book Club selection The Wildflowers. She used to work in publishing and now writes full time, when she is not being distracted by her children, other books, sewing projects, puzzles, gardening, and her much-loved collection of jumpsuits. Last year, she and her family moved from London to Bath.
Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama - Daily MailI love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful - Penny VincenziAtmospheric and altogether wonderful - Lesley PearseShe reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page - Patricia ScanlanA wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph. - Sophie KinsellaShe's as good as the great Rosamunde Pilcher - Saga