‘Multi-layered, heartbreaking . . . beautiful’ Veronica Henry ‘Heart-stopping and wonderful . . . an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly’ Sophie Kinsella
‘Evocative’ Good Housekeeping ‘Gorgeous‘ Stylist
Nina Parr’s mother has lied to her for most of her life. But when Nina inherits Keepsake, a long-forgotten house in Cornwall, she pieces together a dark truth that reaches back to the outbreak of war . . . A must-read for fans of Kate Morton and Santa Montefiore.
What magic is this?
You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.
They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder . . . and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you’ve been waiting all your life to hear.
This house is Nina Parr’s birthright. It holds the truth about her family – and a chance to put everything right at last. Two things happen when you are a Parr girl: when you are ten, you are told about your future role. The second thing that a Parr girl at some point must learn is harder to tell of. It is a dark work indeed, the business of this house, hidden from the world.
READERS LOVE HARRIET EVANS. Praise for The Butterfly Summer: ‘Loved it‘ Gill Hornby ‘A delightfully engrossing read’ Red magazine ‘Moving, gripping, heartbreaking‘ Kate Williams ‘Great characters, gorge house, intriguing mystery, what’s not to love?!’ Lucy Diamond ‘A crumbling house in Cornwall and a family with lots of secrets are brought to life by the evocative writing in Harriet Evans’ novel The Butterfly Summer‘ Good Housekeeping ‘Harriet Evans’ writing is just perfect‘ Linda’s Book Bag Discover more breathtaking, unforgettable and bestselling novels from Harriet Evans – THE WILDFLOWERS, A PLACE FOR US and THE GARDEN OF LOST AND FOUND are available now
The Butterfly Summer is an amazing achievement; heart-stopping and wonderful. It's an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly... I could practically feel the butterflies brushing against my cheeks as I read
A crumbling house in Cornwall and a family with lots of secrets are brought to life by the evocative writing in Harriet Evans' novel The Butterfly Summer
A delightfully engrossing read
Sarra Manning, Red </i> magazine
Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist
Great characters, gorge house, intriguing mystery, what's not to love?!
Harriet Evans' writing is just perfect
Linda’s Book Bag
Intriguing and full of twists and turns
T*Rexes and Tiaras Blog
Moving, gripping, heartbreaking
Multi-layered, heartbreaking and as beautiful as a butterfly wing
Romance, danger and an intriguing legacy - an ideal holiday read
This absorbing, well-written book has a fairy-tale feel to it
Fabulous, Sun on Sunday