1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees--or thinks she sees--in the shadows of their new home, Hope House.
All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden.
One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lucy Strange’s debut feels unabashedly old-fashioned—and we mean that as a compliment. Like our favorite childhood classics, The Secret of Nightingale Wood swirls with menace and magic. At its heart, the book is about Henry, a lonely and confused girl who stokes her courage and finds her voice to protect her heartbroken mother and vulnerable baby sister. We spent many afternoons getting happily lost in Henrietta’s world, exploring the fairy-tale secrets of her new home.