Clare is more than usually ready for her holiday. Her daughter, Miranda, is hitting adolescence bigtime, and her husband Jack is harbouring unsettling thoughts of a change in lifestyle. No wonder that Clare is contemplating a bit of extra-marital adventure, possibly with Eliot, the successful, heavy-drinking author in the adjoining holiday property.
Unexpected disasters occur, revelations are made and, as the summer ends, real life will never be quite the same again.
Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them.
One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down...
When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers.
Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?
Lose yourself in this unputdownable tale of the enduring power of family love, told by three generations of extraordinary women. . .
Readers love The Garden of Lost and Found
'This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you' Good Housekeeping
'Evans' storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery' Woman & Home
'Evans tells a poignant tale of the Horner family and their magical, mysterious country home' Woman
'Engrossing and clever and funny and beautifully observed . . . I recommend it wholeheartedly' Clothes in Books blog