By Ellen Herrick
“Captivating [...] Herrick weaves a wealthy tapestry of kin lore, darkish secrets and techniques, and love.” —Brunonia Barry, New York occasions bestselling writer of The Lace Reader and The 5th Petal
Perfect for lovers of Kate Morton and Sarah Jio, comes a lush ingenious novel that takes readers into the guts of a mysterious English kingdom backyard, ready to spring to existence.
Every backyard is a narrative, ready to be told…
At the nursery she runs together with her sisters at the New England coast, Sorrel Sparrow has honed her infrequent reward for nurturing crops and plants. Now that recognition, and a stroke of fine timing, lands Sorrel an unforeseen chance: reviving a long-dormant Shakespearean backyard on an English kingdom property.
Arriving at Kirkwood corridor, ancestral domestic of Sir Graham Kirkwood and his spouse Stella, Sorrel is surprised by means of the desolate kingdom of the walled backyard. Generations have tried—and failed—to deliver it again to glory. Sorrel senses heartbreak and betrayal right here, even perhaps attraction. Intrigued through the house’s history—especially the haunting tapestries that grace its walls—and more and more interested in Stella’s enigmatic brother, Sorrel units to paintings. And notwithstanding she is aware her precise house is around the sea together with her sisters, intuition tells her that the English garden’s future is entwined along with her personal, if she will basically get to the bottom of its secrets…