Daughters of Cornwall written by Fern Britton, publisher HarperCollins, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and hardcover format.
1918. The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall – to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret.
2020. Caroline has spent years trying to uncover the lies buried in her family history. And once she arrives in Cornwall, the truth finally seems to be in reach. Except with storm clouds gathering on the horizon, Caroline soon learns that some secrets are best left hidden.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Fern Britton’s latest novel: Daughters of Cornwall.
Daughters of Cornwall is one of those books that draw you in from the first page and leaves you wanting more as the story comes to a close. I’ve wanted to read a novel by Fern Britton for a long time, I even have a few in my TBR but I think I may have saved myself for her best. This new novel by Fern Britton is a web of a story of a family that’s been held together by strong women. Women that are capable of many things but the task of bringing a child into the world, protecting it, nurturing it and loving it is the proudest moment of that woman’s life and to bestow these qualities from generation to generation is a great legacy.
The story starts at the present day with Caroline Bolitho coping with the loss of her husband and with the secrets of the past which she unearths when a trunk from Malaysia lands at her doorstep. An aged exotic looking object that exudes with untold stories that Caroline is almost too afraid to uncover.
We then travel back to 1918 and start to unravel the threads of heritage in Caroline’s family tree. A young woman in the name of Clara, who too is suffering a great loss but is about to embark on a journey that will change her path to a very different voyage.
Bit by bit we learn about these strong women in Caroline’s lineage and hear about the sadness, the joy and the unexpected that life has thrown their way.
I was captivated by this wonderful time-slip saga about life, love, war, endings and beginnings. Brilliant storytelling full of emotion, intrigue and warmth.
About the Author
Fern Britton is the highly acclaimed author of eight Sunday Times bestselling novels.
Born in London, into a theatrical family, Fern started her professional life as a stage manager. Theatre life was great fun but within three years, in 1980, she graduated to television and became a presenter on Westward Television. Here she achieved her ambition of living in Cornwall. Since then television has been her home. She spent 14 years as a journalist before presenting Ready, Steady, Cook for the BBC. This Morning for ITV came next where she won several awards and became a household name. Her interview programme Fern Britton Meets had guests including Tony Blair, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dolly Parton and Cliff Richard. Fern presented The Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2), For What It’s Worth (BBC1), Culinary Genius with Gordon Ramsay (ITV)
Fern’s novels are all set in her beloved Cornwall. Her books are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won her legions of loyal readers. Fern was a judge for the Costa Book of the Year Award and a supporter of the Reading Agency, promoting literacy and reading.
Fern turned her talents to acting last year when she starred as Marie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning musical Calendar Girls.
Fern has twin sons, two daughters and lives in Cornwall in a house full of good food, wine, family, friends and gardening books. She has a motor cycle licence, an honorary doctorate for services to broadcasting and charity, and is a member of Mensa!