The Secret Shore

By Liz Fenwick

Published: April 2024

ISBN: 9780008532307

  • The next gloriously uplifting, escapist, historical read from ‘the queen of the contemporary Cornish novel’ (Guardian)

    As one of the Navy's most skilled mapmakers, Merry knows that lives depend on her work in the War Office. But when a family crisis draws her back to her beloved Cornwall, she finds herself working alongside Jake, an enigmatic American officer, on secret operations spanning the rugged coasts of Cornwall and Brittany which she knows so well.

    As rumours and suspicion swirl around her family, Merry is increasingly drawn to Jake, despite the defences she's built around her heart. It's a dangerous time to fall in love; the tides of war are rising and there is everything to lose…

    The award-winning author Liz Fenwick returns with a glorious, sweeping novel full of intrigue and passion.

    Praise for The Secret Shore:

    'Arguably Liz Fenwick’s best book to date. Merry is a wonderful narrator… fascinating and complex… It’s beautifully researched and the life and landscape of the secret part of Cornwall around the Helford river gloriously evoked. What a pleasure to read!’ Rachel Hore

    The Secret Shore is such a wonderful, evocative novel, brimful of atmosphere and tension, with an unforgettable heroine… With her meticulous research and brilliant storytelling, Liz Fenwick has once again swept me away. What a treat!’ Jenny Ashcroft

    ‘Feel-good and beautifully written’ Woman

    'A beautifully researched, romantic read full of mystery and atmosphere, I loved it' Deborah Carr

    ‘Liz Fenwick weaves intrigue and romance into this profound, luminous novel’ Woman’s Own

    ‘Liz Fenwick has created a stirring tale of intrigue, passion and espionage, set in a corner of Cornwall she knows intimately, against the backdrop of WWII. The compelling and unusual love story at its heart… will sweep you away on dangerous tides’ Jane Johnson

    ‘A gorgeous, sweeping novel, impeccably researched and threaded with mystery and romance’ Amanda Geard

    'A gripping, action-packed, love-filled odyssey… A must read this summer' The Star

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