1914. To the delight of her parents, Violet Prideaux is set to marry local squire Weston Penruth, until an incident during their engagement party sees her leaving behind her friends and family and fleeing to London. There she meets artist Jack Fairling, and it is not long before they have fallen in love. But when Jack enlists, can their happiness survive the horrors of war? 1936. When Violet's daughter Aster reaches the age of twenty-one, she receives a letter that turns her world upside down. With the support of her childhood friend Harry Penruth and the comfort of her mother's treasured flower book, she travels to London to discover her destiny. And as Aster unearths the lies and secrets of her childhood, a future of love and hope may be closer than she realises...
Catherine Law is the author of three dramatic and haunting war-time novels. She was born in Harrow, Middlesex, and now lives in Buckinghamshire. She has been a journalist for over 20 years but she has been writing since she was a little girl. By day she works for interiors magazine Style at Home and by night, at weekends or any time she can fit it in, she dreams up stories, creates characters and taps away at her novels.
A Season of Leaves is set in Cornwall and Prague during and after the Second World War and is based on the true story of what happened to her great-aunt.
The September Garden takes place in London during the Blitz, in Occupied France and in the beautiful Chiltern hills. Two cousins, as squabbling rivals, are thrown together by the outbreak of war and fall in love with the same RAF pilot.
Catherine's third novel, The Flower Book (to be published August 2013) unfolds against the background of the First World War. Aster Fairling searches for the truth behind her parents' tragic love through the pages of her mother journal.