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Summary

The new novel by Sunday Times best seller Harriet Evans will transport you to a Dorset beach house, where you can feel the sand between your toes. Enter the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. This glorious tale of tangled family secrets and lies will leave you warm and glowing.

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative...adulterous to the core.

They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in.

My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him...it comes for us all, sooner or later.

This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.

©2018 Harriet Evans (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read." (Marian Keyes)
"Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy." ( Best)

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Got better and better. Bitter sweet story

Good pace, interesting characters. Beautiful descriptions.
The story line got stronger as the book went on. More than a holiday read x

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Engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable.

A wonderfully woven tale and beautiful narration. All the characters were excellently portrayed and the story spans several decades and was a joy to listen to.

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brilliant. compelling, immersive and an ace narrator too!

Gorgeously descriptive story - hops from decade to decade, but is never confusing.
I loved this book - and the icing on the cake was the brilliant narration.

Was very sad to finish it - sequel please!!