Would you risk a stable marriage for a dangerous affair? Vivien Mariner loves her husband, and is adored by him in return. So why does she find herself so strongly drawn to John Ashe, the enigmatic stranger who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great War ends? Helping around the house and garden, Ashe quickly makes himself indispensable at the vicarage, insinuating himself ever deeper into village life. As the vicar's wife, Vivien must be above suspicion, but will the dark, dangerous pull of passion prove too strong for her to resist? The character of John Ashe has been a powerful presence in Sarah Harrison's two most recent novels, SWAN MUSIC and THE NIGHTINGALE'S NEST. But only now do we learn the full story of the events that moulded the man. Interweaving a devastating account of the bloody chaos of war with the ruthless seduction of a principled woman, Sarah paints an absorbing picture of the vulnerability of love.
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'Sarah Harrison is a master of suspense and keeps us hanging on page by page ... This book will haunt you. It isn't a pleasant, easy read, but the author never intended it should be. The quality of her work makes it something you will remember for a long time.' -- Historical Novels Review 'Rich and engrossing' -- Yorkshire Post On SWAN MUSIC: 'Crisply drawn ... convincing ... accomplished.' -- Christina Koning, The Times On THE DREAMING STONES: 'Utterly convincing. Harrison's perceptiveness, reliably elegant style and compassionate awareness of the subtle vagaries of the human heart make hers a book you're neither likely nor willing to forget' -- Harpers & Queen 'A consummate storyteller' -- Woman & Home
About Sarah Harrison
Sarah Harrison has written children's books, short stories, articles and scripts as well as many novels, including No. 1 bestseller FLOWERS OF THE FIELD. She lives in Hertfordshire.
A Spell of Swallows by Sarah Harrison
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