Some secrets are better left buried. A dual-timeline novel spanning a Somerset village during WW2, to a body found under the flagstones in the chapel of Telton Hall in 2022.
Some secrets are better left buried...
2022. Stained-glass expert Rhoda Sullivan is called to Telton Hall to examine a window designed by an Italian prisoner of war during WW2. It should be a quick job but when she and the owner's son, Nate Hartwell, discover a body underneath one of the flagstones in the chapel, Rhoda cannot let the mystery go. She knows what it's like to miss someone who is missing – her twin brother disappeared just before their eighteenth birthday, and she has been looking for him for nearly a decade. But when the threats start, it's clear someone doesn't want the secrets of Telton Hall to come to light.
1945. Alice Renshaw is in trouble. Pregnant and alone she is sent away to hide her shame and taken in by Louise Hartwell who has a farm in Somerset worked by prisoners of war. As the weeks pass, Alice finds solace in new friendships, but not everyone at Telton Hall is happy about it. And even though peace has been declared in Europe, the war at home is only just beginning...
Praise for Suzanne Fortin:
'The story brings a warm sense of hope and is moving and joyful in equal measures. A triumph' Celia Anderson
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'A deeply moving story of love in all its forms – I adored it' Mandy Baggot
'Five stars' Poppy Alexander