'A dramatic, warm-hearted, wonderfully written read.' DAILY MAIL 'Gorgeous' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A gripping read' HELLO!
Sunday Times bestseller Rachel Hore’s captivating new novel of secrets, loss and betrayal - set on the beautiful Cornish coast during World War Two and the heady days of the 1960s.
When talented musician Gray Robinson persuades Belle to abandon her university studies and follow him to Silverwood, home to an artistic community on the Cornish coast, Belle happily agrees even though they’ve only just met. She knows she is falling in love, and the thought of spending a carefree summer with Gray is all she can think about.
But being with Gray isn’t the only reason Belle agrees to accompany him to Silverwood.
Why does the name Silverwood sound so familiar? What is its connection to a photo of her as a baby, taken on a nearby beach? And who is Imogen Lockhart, a wartime nurse who lived at Silverwood many years ago?
As the summer months unfold, Belle begins to learn the truth – about secrets from the past that have been kept hidden, but also about the person she wants to be.
'A glorious story, The Hidden Years steals your heart. I loved it!' LIZ FENWICK
'Gripping and beautifully written' KATE FURNIVALL
'An intriguing dual timeline story set in beautiful Cornwall and brimming with sense of place. A gorgeous tale, I raced through the pages!' TRACY REES
Secrets from the past, unravelling in the present… Uncovering secrets that span generations, Rachel delivers intriguing, involving and emotive narrative reading group fiction like few other writers can.
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 before becoming a full-time writer. She is married to the writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (February 15, 2024)
‘Another gripping read by bestselling author Rachel Hore, set on the Cornish coast during the Second World War and the 1960s’ HELLO!
‘This complex, thoughtful novel features two interlocking stories in different timeframes. Themes of family, self-determination and passionate love make for a dramatic, warm-hearted, wonderfully written read.’ DAILY MAIL
‘Gorgeous’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘Packed with secrets, heartbreak and lies’ YOURS
‘A powerfully emotional book that gripped me on every page. Superb!’ KATE FURNIVALL
‘An intriguing dual timeline story set in beautiful Cornwall and brimming with sense of place. A gorgeous tale, I raced through the pages!’ TRACY REES
'A glorious story, The Hidden Years steals your heart. I loved it!’ LIZ FENWICK
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