The Lost Lights of St Kilda (Paperback)Elisabeth Gifford (author)
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE RNA HISTORICAL ROMANCE AWARD 2021*
*LONGLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2020*
'Desperately romantic, lyrically written and with a fascinating plot' Katie Fforde
Chrissie Gillies comes from the last ever community to live on the beautiful, isolated Scottish island of St Kilda. Evacuated in 1930, she will never forget her life there, nor the man she loved and lost who visited one fateful summer a few years before.
Fred Lawson has been captured, beaten and imprisoned in Nazi-controlled France. Making a desperate escape across occupied territory, one thought sustains him: find Chrissie, the woman he should never have left behind on that desolate, glorious isle.
The Lost Lights of St Kilda is a sweeping love story that crosses oceans and decades, and a testament to the extraordinary power of hope in the darkest of times.
'A gorgeous, melancholy love story.' The Times
'An undeniably haunting love story.' Sunday Times
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
An undeniably haunting love story * Sunday Times *
Desperately romantic, lyrically written and with a fascinating plot. * Katie Fforde, author of A Rose Petal Summer *
I loved this book. Beautifully written and descriptive * Sarah Maine, author of The House Between Tides *
A real jewel * Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife *
As gorgeously written as it's quietly devastating * Kate Riordan, author of The Girl in the Photograph *
Richly detailed and evocative * Kat Gordon, author of An Unsuitable Woman *
Atmospheric... moving * Lorna Cook, author of The Forgotten Village *
Compelling... beautiful and haunting * Gill Thompson, author of The Oceans Between Us *
A beautifully written and heart-rending story of love, loss and redemption * Sophia Tobin, author of The Silversmith's Wife *
A glorious novel * Suellen Dainty, author of The Housekeeper *
Moving and beautifully told * Tim Pears, author of The Redeemed *
Days after finishing this deeply moving story, written with such a simple yet lyrical prose, I still feel haunted by it. * New Books Magazine *
Compelling... vivid... powerful * Church Times *
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