‘Absorbing and chilling, yet tempered with echoes of a lost romance…this story is one of the best I've read this year for its imagery and originality’ Jane Hunt Reviews
Set in the bleak winter of 1947, you will love this compelling drama if you love historical dramas.
The Cotswolds, 1947
A relentless winter holds post-war Britain in its deadly grip, and Eleanor Phillips rides out from her beleaguered Cotswold farm to rescue a stranger lost in the storm. But the near-dead man is no stranger and when she recognises Matthew Croft, the old ties of a failed romance tug deeply. Her sweetheart has returned from the war.
Suspicion, the police and the panicked flight of a desperate man beat a path to her door. With a wanted man hidden in her home and stealing back into her heart, Eleanor must be on her guard – for the net is closing in on them both and enemies are all around…
Praise for In the Shadow of Winter:
‘An enchanting debut’ Romance Junkies
‘I now have another author to add to my ever growing list of excellent historical fiction writers!’ BitsnBooks
‘I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book…sweet, provocatively steamy, and absolutely swoony’ Feminist Reflections
‘An enchanting debut’ – Romance Junkies
‘I now have another author to add to my ever growing list of excellent historical fiction writers!’ – BitsnBooks
‘I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book…sweet, provocatively steamy, and absolutely swoony.’ – Feminist Reflections
‘When I first started reading “In the Shadow of Winter”, I was struck by the beautiful descriptive prose of the story. It was almost as if I were reading poetry rather than a novel. Then the plot caught me in its grasp.’ – Netgalley Review
About the author
Lorna Gray is passionate about understanding the past and takes much of her research from spoken history. She loves the fact that writing gives her the excuse to ask people about their memories, and treasures the unique little insights that every new conversation has to offer. She is also a published illustrator and her work has featured in a number of archaeological reports, children's books and non-fiction titles.
Above all, Lorna loves a good adventure. She doesn't mind whether it comes in the form of a good book, a film or rambling about the ruins of a castle as long as it is guaranteed to have a happy ending.