Out on 28 November 2019

A Midwinter Promise

Lulu Taylor

3.8 based on 10 ratings & 10 reviews on Goodreads.com
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28 November 2019
544 pages

A Midwinter Promise by bestselling author Lulu Taylor, is a dramatic story of loss, grief and the legacy of secrets. It is also a tale of reconciliation and renewal.

The past

A lonely and imaginative child, Julia loves her family’s beautiful and wild Cornish home, Tawray, with all her heart. But, marked by her family’s dark troubles, Julia enters her adult years determined to leave and seek a new beginning in London. It’s there she meets the handsome David Pengelly. They fall in love, but when Julia becomes pregnant, even he can’t stop the terrible echoes of the past from ringing in her ears. The only sound to be heard above the noise is the old Cornish house, calling her home . . .

The present

For Julia’s adult children, Alex and Johnnie Pengelly, Tawray hides the history of their family within its walls. For Alex, the house is full of memories of her late mother. For Johnnie, it is the house that should have been rightfully theirs after Julia died but has been stolen from them instead. Their stepmother Sally wanted it gone, and so Tawray was lost. With their father now lying in a hospital bed, time is running out for Alex and Johnnie to uncover the secrets of what happened to their mother all those years ago. Can they discover the truth before Tawray closes its doors to them forever?

Don’t you just want to grab this, switch off the phone and curl up on the sofa? Winter bliss from Lulu Taylor

Veronica Henry

I raced through this gripping tale about secrets and lies and long-buried emotions bubbling explosively to the surface

Daily Mail on The Winter Children

Beautifully written, emotionally compelling stories […] perfectly timed for Christmas

Daily Mail