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  • The Secrets of Summerhayes

  • Summerhayes House
  • By: Merryn Allingham
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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Summary

England, 1944. A chance meeting with a soldier unravels a long-buried family mystery.... 

England is in the devastating grip of World War Two, and Bethany Merston’s life changes in an instant when bombs screech down over London. Heartbroken, she leaves the shattered ruins of her home behind. In the Sussex countryside, she takes a job as companion to elderly Alice Summer, mistress of the crumbling and over-grown Summerhayes House.

Its once-pristine grounds are now home to a regiment of soldiers preparing for an invasion across the channel. But Bethany’s wartime experiences mean she can find beauty in broken things, and she is captured by the estate’s magic. When she meets handsome, blue-eyed Lieutenant Jos Kerrigan in the gardens one morning, it is clear he has also been captivated by Summerhayes. As their friendship grows, Bethany realizes that it’s not just the house she’s falling for....

But something is stirring beneath the surface at Summerhayes.... When Bethany discovers that Alice is receiving anonymous letters that have opened up old family wounds, she is determined to find out who is responsible. Convinced that Summerhayes itself holds the key to the mystery, Bethany and Jos explore the grand house together. 

The answers lie in a long-forgotten painting in the dusty attic, unravelling the mysteries of the Summer family. And as the truth about Alice’s past comes to light, it has the power to change Bethany’s future.

Will Bethany and Jos’s blossoming love survive the war, or will the secrets of Summerhayes tear them apart?

A totally heartbreaking and gripping wartime family saga, fans of Tracy Rees, Kate Morton, and Elizabeth Jane Howard will have their hearts stolen by The Secret of Summerhayes.

©2017, 2023 Merryn Allingham (P)2023 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
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