A Secret Garden Affair by Erica James
In my opinion...
I was delighted when this gorgeous book landed at my home, having previously enjoyed 'Mothers & Daughters'.
Erica James gently pulls the reader into the stories of Libby, Bess & Elfrida, delighting with descriptions of Suffolk, Norfolk & Italy. Effortlessly moving between timelines and seamlessly entwining all the characters.
As secrets are revealed it is obvious that the storyline is far from gentle, this is about strong women making hard choices and living with difficult decisions, that still affect them years after the event. Elfrida, in particular, is such a well drawn character who has stayed with me since I finished the book
I'm always going to enjoy a novel set in Suffolk, but for an enjoyable Easter read, maybe having a break in Norfolk or Suffolk, I would suggest it to you too.
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Another heartbreaking but glorious tale of secrets and love from the Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James…
July 1981. As the country prepares to celebrate Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana, Libby wants to be as far away from royal wedding fever as possible.
Having caught her own fiancé in bed with her best friend just weeks before they were due to marry, she’s fled London for the comfort of the Suffolk countryside.
At Larkspur House, with its magical garden created by renowned garden designer and one-time socialite Elfrida Ambrose, and its comfortingly familiar kitchen presided over by Libby’s great-aunt Bess, she hopes to find a way to put her life back together.
But for lifelong friends Bess and Elfrida, Libby’s arrival has stirred up the ghosts of the past. And before they can help her rebuild her shattered future, they must confront their own unspoken secrets, lost loves, and tragedies…
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