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Letters From the Past

(2020)
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The captivating new drama of family secrets and second chances, from Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James



It's the autumn of 1962 in the idyllic Suffolk village of Melstead St Mary. Evelyn Devereux's husband Kit is planning their 20th wedding anniversary party. But as they prepare to celebrate, Evelyn receives an anonymous letter that threatens to unravel the secrets she's kept hidden for many years - secrets that reach back to the war and her days at Bletchley Park.

Evelyn's sister-in-law, Hope, has brought joy to countless children with her bestselling books, but despite having a loving husband and caring family, happiness has never come easily to her. Then in an instant her fragile world is turned upside down when she too receives an anonymous letter.

Across the village, up at Melstead Hall, Julia Devereux has married into a life beyond anything she could have dreamt of, not realising until it's too late that it comes with a heavy price.

Meanwhile, in the sun-baked desert of Palm Springs, Romily Devereux-Temple, crime-writer and former ATA pilot, is homesick for her beloved Island House, where she's saved the day more times than she can count. On her return home, and shocked to learn what has been going on in her absence, she finds herself reluctantly confronting a secret she's kept hidden for a very long time. Once again Romily is challenged to save the day and hold the family together. Can she do it, and maybe seize some happiness for herself at the same time?

From the gorgeous Suffolk countryside to the glamorous resort of Palm Springs, let Erica James sweep you away...

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Readers are enchanted by Erica's storytelling...

'A glorious summer story which sizzles with passion: idyllic location, compelling characters and lives so interwoven that their secrets have the power to change everything. I wanted it to go on forever'
Cathy Bramley

'Joyously readable'
Woman & Home

'The setting is almost a character in itself in this evocative tale of tears and laughter'
Woman Magazine

'Erica James offers glorious escapism set in a house to die for'
Sunday Express Magazine

'Full of warmth and appeal'
Good Housekeeping

'A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad'
Daily Telegraph

'Absorbing and uplifting'
My Weekly

Genre: General Fiction

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April 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters From the Past: The captivating new family drama from the Sunday Times Bestseller - the perfect escape for 2020!
Author(s): Erica James
ISBN: 1-4091-7385-2 / 978-1-4091-7385-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Letters From the Past: The bestselling family drama of secrets and second chances
Author(s): Erica James
ISBN: 1-4091-7387-9 / 978-1-4091-7387-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Letters From the Past: The bestselling family drama of secrets and second chances
Author(s): Erica James
ISBN: 1-4091-7386-0 / 978-1-4091-7386-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Letters From the Past: The bestselling family drama of secrets and second chances
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