The Moon Gate: A sweeping tale of love, war and a house of secrets for fans of historical fiction NEW for 2023


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SKU: 9781472283764 Categories: , , Tag: Author: Amanda GeardPublication Date: 8th Jun 2023Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 512Publisher: Headline Publishing Group



A faded photograph. An abandoned house. A wartime secret . . .

From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Midnight House, a mesmerising story of love, war, and a mystery that ensnares three generations, sweeping the reader from London to Tasmania and to Ireland. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Natasha Lester and Lucinda Riley.

1939: On the eve of war, young English heiress Grace Grey travels from London to the wilderness of Tasmania. Coaxed out of her shell by the attentions of her Irish neighbour, Daniel – Grace finally learns to live. But when Australian forces are called to the frontline, and Daniel with them, he leaves behind a devastating secret which will forever bind them together.

1975: Artist Willow Hawkins, and her new husband, Ben, can’t believe their luck when an anonymous benefactor leaves them a house on the remote Tasmanian coast. Confused and delighted, they set out to unmask Towerhurst’s previous owner – unwittingly altering the course of their lives.

2004: Libby Andrews has always been sheltered from the truth behind her father Ben’s death. When she travels to London and discovers a faded photograph, a long-buried memory is unlocked, and she begins to follow an investigation that Ben could never complete. But will she realise that some secrets are best left buried . . .?



‘I loved The Midnight House. Wonderful storytelling’ RACHEL HORE
‘A wonderful tale of family secrets, brimming with lush historical detail’ HAZEL GAYNOR
‘A multi-layered mystery spanning generations, evocative and beautifully written’ TRACY REES
‘I loved it. An intriguing story with wonderful characters’ RACHAEL ENGLISH
‘I really, really loved it. A wonderful mystery. Totally atmospheric and just wonderfully escapist’ LORNA COOK
‘A gorgeous setting, wonderful characters and secrets that kept me glued to the pages’ JENNY ASHCROFT
‘I was pulled in from page one. It’s beautiful and I love it’ LIZ FENWICK
‘Intriguing, moving and I loved the wat the stories moved back and forth in time’ SINEAD MORIARTY

The Moon Gate: A sweeping tale of love, war and a house of secrets for fans of historical fiction NEW for 2023