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Publisher's Summary

The new novel by Sunday Times best seller Harriet Evans will transport you to a Dorset beach house, where you can feel the sand between your toes. Enter the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. This glorious tale of tangled family secrets and lies will leave you warm and glowing.

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative...adulterous to the core.

They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in.

My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him...it comes for us all, sooner or later.

This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.

©2018 Harriet Evans (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read." (Marian Keyes)
"Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy." ( Best)

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  • Max - Surrey
  • 03-10-18

Got better and better. Bitter sweet story

Good pace, interesting characters. Beautiful descriptions.
The story line got stronger as the book went on. More than a holiday read x

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  • Jennifer Jefferson
  • 07-16-18

Heart rending

A beautiful tale with outstanding narration.
I was totally immersed.
I will be a little lost without it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-28-18

loved it !!

I was completely hooked on this book couldnt stop reading it.Loved every minute.first class .

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  • Avenir10
  • 06-24-18

Great listen

Got into the characters immediately and the narration was really good with different accents and types of speech. I will look for books read by this person in future. The book was well written introducing each chapter with a date so you could keep track of what was happening to who in which time zone. Twist near the end was unexpected. Would recommend

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  • Lofty
  • 06-21-18

Not for me

Just did not like this one
I found it very boring and the narrator was not my favourite either

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  • LT Harris
  • 06-02-18

Great summer read

Good story which switches between times to reveal the secrets which have torn a family apart and ultimately bring them back together. Would be a good beach read!

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  • karen
  • 05-16-18

Engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable.

A wonderfully woven tale and beautiful narration. All the characters were excellently portrayed and the story spans several decades and was a joy to listen to.

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  • MISS
  • 04-21-18

brilliant. compelling, immersive and an ace narrator too!

Gorgeously descriptive story - hops from decade to decade, but is never confusing.
I loved this book - and the icing on the cake was the brilliant narration.

Was very sad to finish it - sequel please!!