The Orchard Girls (Paperback)Nikola Scott (author)
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'Full of intrigue, fascinating historical detail and brilliant characterisation . . . A truly fabulous novel!' LOUISE FEIN, author of PEOPLE LIKE US
'Nikola Scott is the queen of dual narrative fiction. The Orchard Girls takes us on a beautifully twisty journey . . . It's like unwrapping a pass-the-parcel with a wonderful gift at its heart' LIZZIE PAGE, author of WHEN I WAS YOURS
'The Orchard Girls is such a clever, wonderful, expertly woven story. I enjoyed every second of it!' LORNA COOK, author of THE GIRL FROM THE ISLAND
Readers are loving THE ORCHARD GIRLS!
***** 'The story really was a heartbreaking read, and totally believable' READER REVIEW
***** 'The way in which the storylines connected was really good, and made me curious, wanting to find out more' READER REVIEW
***** 'The Land Girls were quite amazing . . . Can highly recommend this lovely book' READER REVIEW
***** 'Great characters and lots of surprises along the way. It's a must read book' READER REVIEW
***** 'I felt a strong connection with Frankie and Violet . . . Would recommend!' READER REVIEW
London, 2004. Frankie didn't always have it easy. Growing up motherless, she was raised by her grandmother, who loved her - and betrayed her. For years, the rift between them seemed irreparable. But when their paths suddenly cross again, Frankie is shocked to realise that her grandmother is slowly losing control of her memory. There is a darkness in her past that won't stay buried - secrets going back to wartime that may have a devastating effect on Frankie's own life.
Somerset, 1940. When seventeen-year-old Violet's life is ripped apart by the London Blitz, she runs away to join the Women's Land Army. She wants nothing more than to leave her grief behind. But as well as the terror of enemy air raids, the land girls at Winterbourne Orchards face a powerful enemy closer to home. One terrible night, their courage will be put to the test - and the truth of what happened must be kept hidden, for ever . . .
PRAISE FOR NIKOLA SCOTT:
'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tuscan Contessa
'An atmospheric and gripping read.' My Weekly
'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant' Fabulous
'Characters you won't forget' Sunday Express
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm
Full of intrigue, fascinating historical detail and brilliant characterisation . . . A truly fabulous novel! * LOUISE FEIN, author of People Like Us *
Nikola Scott is the queen of dual narrative fiction. The Orchard Girls takes us on a beautifully twisty journey between a modern newsroom in London and a Somerset orchard during WW2 . . . It's like unwrapping a pass-the-parcel with a wonderful gift at its heart' * LIZZIE PAGE, author of WHEN I WAS YOURS *
'The Orchard Girls is such a clever, wonderful, expertly woven story. I enjoyed every second of it!' * LORNA COOK, author of THE GIRL FROM THE ISLAND *
Praise for Nikola Scott:
'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant * Fabulous *
A compelling family story... beautifully written... evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s
An emotional and involving story * Woman & Home *
A satisfying tale with characters you wont forget * Sunday Express *
A delightful debut about family and secrets * Prima *
'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose' * Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said *
'Wonderful characters and a very moving storyline.' * Sun *
'Thoughtful and beautifully written' * Daily Mail *
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“One for historical and dual timeline fans”
The Orchard Girls is a dual timeline story set in London in 2004 and Somerset in 1940. I love this kind of read where secrets from the past filter down into the present day.
In war-torn London, Violet Etherington is... More
I love discovering new authors and Nikola is certainly a new author for me. I read the synopsis for ‘The Orchard Girls’ and it sounded like it was just the kind of historical fiction that I love to read. As well as... More
“Dual timeline perfection”
Nikola Scott writes wonderfully interwoven dual timeline novels, and this one had me gripped from the first page. The Orchard Girls looks at Frankie and her grandmother Violet in 2004, and looks back to wartime when... More
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