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Publisher Description

A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by Top 10 bestselling author, Kayte Nunn

1951. In the shadow of the Second World War, Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge.

2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters. Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient.

Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmother, a renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than sixty years.

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is a deeply atmospheric, resonant novel that charts the heart's wild places, choices and consequences. If you love Elizabeth Gilbert and Kate Morton you will devour this book.

'A sensitive, atmospheric and often heartbreaking story told with real mastery' WHO Weekly

'Vivid descriptions highlight intertwining plot lines that seamlessly build to a satisfying climax. For fans of Kate Morton' Library Journal

Praise for the bestselling The Botanist's Daughter:

'Two incredibly likeable, headstrong heroines . . . watching them flourish is captivating. With these dynamic women at the helm, Kayte weaves a clever tale of plant treachery involving exotic and perilous encounters in Chile, plus lashings of gentle romance. Compelling storytelling' The Australian Women's Weekly

**Includes a BONUS extract from Kayte Nunn's spellbinding novel The Silk House**

Fiction & Literature
28 May
Hachette Australia
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Purple Mirror ,

Enjoyable ✅

Really enjoyable as its written in dual timelines from the 1950s era & contemporary times. Esther’s character is fragile, vulnerable and loveable, she vividly depicts the commitment of women to their roles by losing love for her values.
Rachael also is a determined young women of today, totally opposite to Esther & determined to reconnect the dual owners of the lost letters.
Beautifully written 💝

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