Affairs, lusts and a sudden death thread through this hugely evocative multi-generational tale set in a grand country house in 1936.
Caro Fraser is the author of the bestselling Caper Court novels, based on her own experiences as a lawyer. She is the daughter of bestselling Flashman author George MacDonald Fraser and lives in London.
Fraser keeps the reader hooked with the twists of her protagonists'
love affairs, but the real star of this book is her portrait of a
disappearing life, as Sonia Haddon and ilk face war with varying
degrees of courage * The Sunday Times *
This rich and engrossing novel follows them through the testing years of the coming war, including a movingly drawn forbidden love affair, all delivered with perfect period details * Sunday Mirror *
A fabulously written book... a "must" read' * Read Along With Sue *
Fraser skilfully combines many narrative threads to build a great big satisfying saga full of passionate love, ghastly betrayal and, as Britain tips inexorably into conflict, thrilling drama * Daily Mail *
A wonderfully involving read * Sunday Express *
Intriguing and multifaceted with its lifelike mixture of romance, heartache, tragedy, heroism, accomplishment and growth. The recounting is rich in atmosphere and detail, making for an absorbing reading experience * My Merri Way *
It's one of those books where you just want to keep reading and it to never end * That Thing She Reads *
A solid summer read, ideal to take on holiday * On: Yorkshire Magazine *