Return to Fourwinds

"Return to Fourwinds" was published in the UK on the 4th September, 2014

"Return to Fourwinds" was published in the UK on the 4th September, 2014

At Fourwinds they gather: Alice and Ralph, Patricia and Peter, to celebrate the marriage of their children. The marquee is on the lawn, breathing in and out in the summer heat. But the bride is nowhere to be seen.

As both families are drawn together, the past floods through the corridors of the old house. What secret has Ralph been keeping from his wife? What is it about Alice's wartime encounter with Peter that has haunted her ever since? And what could have caused Sarah to vanish without a word to any of the people she loves?

Moving from the orange groves of Valencia and the spacious houses of the British countryside to the post-war slums in the north, Return to Fourwinds is a sweeping, lyrical story of the things we tell and the things we keep to ourselves. Is Sarah's disappearance a culmination of the pressures that have kept the two families apart? Or can they work together to bring her back to Fourwinds?

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Secrets of the Sea House

The UK cover, in the bookshops 1st August 2013

The UK cover, in the bookshops 1st August 2013

Elisabeth Gifford's debut novel is a story of loss and longing set in the wild isolation of the Outer Hebrides. Moving to the island of Harris to restore the Sea House, Ruth finds herself strugging to understand the truth about her past - and at the same time finds the house holds a shocking secret. She must uncover what really happened in the Sea House a century earlier if the house is ever to become the home she longs for.

The US cover, published April 2014.

The US cover, published April 2014.

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