A Secret Garden Affair

By Erica James

Published: September 2023

ISBN: 9780008413781

  • Recapture the summer sunshine this autumn with the Sunday Times bestseller that readers are calling ‘captivating’ and ‘a treasure of a read’…


    Love grows where you least expect it…

    July 1981. As the country prepares to celebrate Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana, Libby flees London – and her cheating fiancé Marcus – for the Suffolk countryside.

    At Larkspur House, she hopes to put the pieces of her life back together. And Libby’s great-aunt Bess and renowned garden designer and former socialite Elfrida are happy to help.

    But for lifelong friends Bess and Elfrida, Libby’s arrival has stirred up the ghosts of the past. And before they can help her rebuild her shattered future, they must confront their own secrets, lost loves, and tragedies…

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James comes a captivating story that sweeps through sixty years of history, love, and family drama.

    Readers love A Secret Garden Affair:

    ‘Having read all of Erica James’s books and thoroughly enjoyed every single one, I absolutely loved this one! The plot, characters and descriptions of beautiful Lake Como… were spot on. My only disappointment was that the book ended as I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Elfrida, Bess and Libby!’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Captivating. Thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish, I didn't want the story to end’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Skillfully written, compelling family drama. Erica James is expert at writing about families and relationships, and she skilfully brings the characters alive, exploring past secrets as the story unfolds. Settings are described beautifully, especially the gardens… Richly detailed, with intriguing characters, I was absorbed in this book, and highly recommend.’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘An excellent read from page 1. I love the way the reader is immediately enthralled’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘I loved this book from start to finish, I was left wanting more of it. A definite favourite Erica James book’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Erica James is one of my long time favourite authors for a guaranteed agreeable read. Once again she has not disappointed me… Highly recommended to lovers of romantic escapism at its best.’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘What a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this story it had everything I love about a novel: really interesting characters, secrets, relationships and love interests. Really enjoyed the relationship between between Elfrida and Bess and their background stories… Highly recommend this book’ Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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