'Heart-stopping and wonderful ... an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly' Sophie Kinsella
Harriet Evans is the Sunday Times Top 5 bestselling author of A Place for Us and The Butterfly Summer is the ultimate holiday read. Nina Parr's mother has lied to her for most of her life. But when Nina inherits Keepsake, a long-forgotten house in Cornwall, she pieces together a sad truth that reaches back to the outbreak of war in the 1930s. A must-read for fans of Kate Morton and Santa Montefiore.
What magic is this?
You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.
They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder . . . and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear.
This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.
Harriet Evans. She brings you home.
Two things happen when you are a Parr girl: when you are ten, you are told about your future role.
The second thing that a Parr girl at some point must learn is harder to tell of.
It is a dark work indeed, the business of this house, hidden from the world.
READERS LOVE HARRIET EVANS.
Praise for The Butterfly Summer:
'Loved it' Gill Hornby
'A delightfully engrossing read' Red magazine
'Moving, gripping, heartbreaking' Kate Williams
'Great characters, gorge house, intriguing mystery, what's not to love?!' Lucy Diamond
'Multi-layered, heartbreaking and as beautiful as a butterfly wing' Veronica Henry
'A crumbling house in Cornwall and a family with lots of secrets are brought to life by the evocativewriting in Harriet Evans' novel The Butterfly Summer' Good Housekeeping
'Harriet Evans' writing is just perfect' Linda's Book Bag