A Woman Made of Snow (Hardback)Elisabeth Gifford (author)
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The author of The Lost Lights of St Kilda mines the dark secrets of a century-old family mystery in this haunting period tale set in the wilds of Scotland.
Scotland, 1949: Caroline Gillan and her new husband Alasdair have moved back to Kelly Castle, his dilapidated family estate in the middle of nowhere. Stuck caring for their tiny baby, and trying to find her way with an opinionated mother-in-law, Caroline feels adrift, alone and unwelcome.
But when she is tasked with sorting out the family archives, Caroline discovers a century-old mystery that sparks her back to life. There is one Gillan bride who is completely unknown - no photos exist, no records have been kept - the only thing that is certain is that she had a legitimate child. Alasdair's grandmother.
As Caroline uncovers a strange story that stretches as far as the Arctic circle, her desire to find the truth turns obsessive. And when a body is found in the grounds of the castle, her hunt becomes more than just a case of curiosity. What happened all those years ago? Who was the bride? And who is the body...?
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 220 x 145 x 25 mm
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I loved this book! A beautiful story that has so much mystery and keeps you guessing. The setting really brings you into the tale and adds a bit of escapism.
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Elisabeth Gifford's book "A Women made of Snow" is yet another great read from this author.
Having read "The Lost Lights of St Kilda" and found it to be an additive read I was really looking... More
“An entertaining historical novel of family tensions and astonishing journeys”
This is an extraordinary book in many ways. It is a novel about the tricky relationships between mother in laws and daughter in laws, about the problems of living in a big house, and the problem of trust. It is also a... More
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