You have no idea what a thrill it is today to be able to share with you the brand new book, Coming Home to Island House, from Erica James. I was so excited to meet Erica at the Deepings Literary Festival in my home town earlier this year and to have afternoon tea with her. She’s so lovely that it is a privilege to be bringing details of her latest novel and it’s one I simply can’t wait to read.
I have also previously reviewed another of Erica’s books, The Dandelion Years here.
Coming Home to Island House is to be published by Orion and is available for pre-order here.
Coming Home to Island House
The Devereux family has not been close for what feels like the longest time. Jack, who after the death of his first wife played the absent father to his children, has reached an age where he begins to reflect on the mistakes he’s made – and he’s made quite a few. When he suddenly passes away, his new wife Romily calls his children back to Island House, the idyllic place of their childhoods. According to his wishes, they must spend seven days together in the house or risk being written out of his will entirely.
Set in the lead up to and during the Second World War, this is a moving and ultimately life-affirming novel about the importance of family and finding your way back to each other.
About Erica James
With an insatiable appetite for other people’s business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother’s compulsion.
The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, Summer At The Lake and The Dandelion Years, Erica now divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.