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The Dream House

A gripping and moving story from the million-copy bestselling author of The Hidden Years

About The Book

From the million-copy Sunday Times bestseller comes an enchanting story about one woman's move to the house of her dreams.

‘Tender and funny, warm and wise, the story of one woman’s search for the perfect life which isn’t quite where she thought she would find it’ Cathy Kelly

‘Warm, very true to life and totally engrossing’ Jenny Colgan

Everyone has a dream of their perfect house in a perfect setting.

When Kate Hutchinson and her family move from London to the peace and quiet of the Suffolk countryside, Kate is full of hope. Staying with her mother-in-law must surely be temporary before they find a wonderful home of their own.

Then Kate stumbles upon the house of her dreams, a beautiful place, full of memories, but tantalisingly out of reach. Its owner is Agnes, elderly and frail, whose story – as it unravels – echoes uncannily Kate’s own.

Soon Kate comes to realise how uncertain and unsettling even a life built on dreams can be…

Praise for Rachel Hore's novels:
‘A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious’ JUDY FINNIGAN
‘An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets’ Telegraph
‘A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war’ Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror
'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian
'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE
'A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family' CATHY KELLY

About The Author

Charlotte Murphy

Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, where she taught publishing and creative writing at the University of East Anglia until deciding to become a full-time writer. She is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of ten novels, including The Love Child. She is married to the writer D.J. Taylor and they have three sons. Visit her at and connect with her on Twitter @RachelHore.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (February 2, 2023)
  • Length: 480 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398508590

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