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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 fiancéin 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…
From the Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James comes a captivating story that sweeps through sixty years of history, love, and family drama.
Praise for Erica James:
‘A beautifully written story…a satisfying treat of a novel’ Adele Parks
‘A brilliant read. A compelling family drama…Completely absorbing’ Sarah Morgan
‘Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns, you'll love this’Rachel Hore, bestselling author
‘Glorious…a real treat’ Sunday Post
‘You’ll be swept away…in this beautiful portrait of a family and its multigenerational secrets… delightful!’ Veronica Henry
‘A wonderfully compelling family drama…Warm, escapist and utterly uplifting’ Sunday Express
‘Surprising and reassuringly wise, captivating and vivid, beautiful and authentic…peerless storytelling with heart’ Miranda Dickinson
‘A brilliantly observational look at the complexities of family life’My Weekly
‘Deliciously immersive…tracing the complex emotions and dangerous undercurrents that lie beneath the deceptively smooth surface of family life’ Iona Grey
‘A captivating read’OK!