Harriet Evans - Author

About the Author

Harriet Evans is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of seven previous novels, including A Hopeless Romantic, The Love of Her Life, Happily Ever After and Not Without You. She spent a number of years working in the publishing industry before becoming an author fulltime. She lives in London with her family.

 

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The Wildflowers the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read 2018

The Wildflowers the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read 2018

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

'I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read' Marian Keyes RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018 The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans is the PERFECT summer holiday read. Turn the page and find yourself in a Dorset beach house, the sun in your eyes and the sand between your toes. This is the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. A gorgeous, epic tale of tangled family secrets and lies to keep you company on your own beach towel. 'A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph' Sophie Kinsella 'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan 'Atmospheric and altogether wonderful' Lesley Pearse 'I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful' Penny Vincenzi 'Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama' Daily Mail Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later. This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside. Harriet Evans is 'perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy' Best

Das Jahr der Schmetterlinge

Das Jahr der Schmetterlinge

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2017

Wie schon in "e;Das Buch der verborgenen Wunsche"e; und "e;Das Garten der verbotenen Traume"e; stellt die englische Bestseller-Autorin Harriet Evans auch in ihrem Familiengeheimnis-Roman "e;Das Jahr der Schmetterlinge"e; unter Beweis, dass sie eine Meisterin des Genres ist. Atmospharisch, geheimnisvoll, packend - diesen Roman um das tragische Schicksal einer Familie mochte man nicht mehr aus der Hand legen!Schon seit Jahren wnscht sich Nina Parr, mehr ber ihre Herkunft und ihren frh verstorbenen Vater zu erfahren, doch ihre Mutter schweigt beharrlich. Erst ein anonymer Brief mit alten Fotos zu ihrem 26. Geburtstag gibt Nina eine Ahnung von der Vergangenheit ihrer Familie. Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit stt sie in Cornwall auf das verfallene Anwesen ihrer Vorfahren, das von einem wunderschnen Schmetterlingsgarten umgeben ist. Der Ort bt auf Nina eine groe Faszination aus, doch nach und nach entdeckt sie seine dunklen Geheimnisse

The Butterfly Summer

The Butterfly Summer

Author: Harriet Evans Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/05/2016

You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house. They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder...and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear. This house is Nina Parr's birth right. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.

Butterfly Summer

Butterfly Summer

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

Harriet Evans is the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Place for Us and her new novel, The Butterfly Summer, is a compulsive tale about forbidden and enduring love and the secrets we keep that somehow grow beyond all proportion. You'll be desperate to add it to your shelf alongside the best of Patricia Scanlan, Jojo Moyes and Cathy Kelly.'Harriet Evans is a master at creating characters you feel like you know inside out' HeatWhat magic is this?You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder ... and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear. This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.

Winterfold Christmas

Winterfold Christmas

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2015

Beloved Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans takes us back to Winterfold with a delightful holiday-themed e-novella and spin-off tale from her international bestseller, A Place for Us.Experience a festive reunion with the Winter family in their home in the English countrysideor meet them for the first timeand enjoy their warm celebrations around the fire. Winterfold, the rambling house of the Winter family, has always sprung to life at Christmasthe purple wisteria might be a distant memory, but in the crisp air of December, the inviting glow of candles at the window and the delicious aromas from the kitchen offer you a warm welcome. As Martha Winters family fill the empty rooms with their laughter and cheer, the ghosts of the past are pushed into the shadows. Welcome back to Winterfold, and the healing magic of Christmas. Harriet Evans. She brings you home.

Winterfold Christmas

Winterfold Christmas

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2015

Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans is taking us back to Winterfold for Christmas with a spin-off tale from her Top 5 bestseller, A Place for Us. Delight in a festive reunion with the Winter family - or meet them for the first time - and enjoy their recipes for the warmest of celebrations around the fire.'A master at creating characters you feel like you know inside out, and wish you could meet in real life' HeatWinterfold has always sprung to life at Christmas - the purple wisteria might be a distant memory, but in the crisp air of December, the glow of candles at the window and the warmth of the kitchen offer you a warm welcome.As Martha Winter's family fill the empty rooms with their laughter and cheer, the ghosts of the past are pushed into the shadows. Welcome to Winterfold. And the healing magic of Christmas.Harriet Evans. She brings you home.

Der Garten der verbotenen Traume

Der Garten der verbotenen Traume

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2015

Martha Winter steht kurz vor ihrem 80. Geburtstag. Seit Jahren schon lebt ihre Familie in alle Winde zerstreut, ihr Mann, ein beruhmter Zeichner, entfernt sich mehr und mehr von ihr. Fur die Feier zu ihrem Ehrentag hat Martha einen ganz besonderen Plan: Sie will alle Familienmitglieder wieder unter einem Dach vereinen und auf ihren geliebten Landsitz einladen - um ihnen ein furchtbares Gestandnis zu machen ...

A Place for Us

A Place for Us

Author: Harriet Evans Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2015

Place for Us Part 4

Place for Us Part 4

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

The FOURTH and FINAL of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans. Steal a march on everyone and enjoy this magnificent conclusion to a beautiful novel.The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?Welcome to Winterfold.Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

Place for Us Part 3

Place for Us Part 3

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

The THIRD of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans and one step closer to the thrilling conclusion ...The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?Welcome to Winterfold.Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

Place for Us Part 2

Place for Us Part 2

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

The SECOND of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans will reunite you with the Winter family ...The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?Welcome to Winterfold.Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

Place for Us Part 1

Place for Us Part 1

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2014

The FIRST of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans - you'll be desperate to read on ...The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?Welcome to Winterfold.Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero

Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2014

From international favorite and bestseller Harriet Evans, the charming sequel to beloved novel A Hopeless Romantic that asks the question: Do you believe in happy endings?Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic. She was obsessed with meeting her own Prince Charming until she grew up and realized real life doesnt work like that. Then she met Nick. A romantic hero straight from a fairytale, with a grand country estate and a family tree to match. Theyve been together four years now and Laura knows that what really matters is the two of them, not everything else around them. She cant imagine ever loving anyone the way she loves Nick. Now, though, people are openly asking when theyll hear wedding bells, and Nick is keeping secrets from Laura. Shes starting to feel she might not be good enough for his family. Can an ordinary girl like Laura make it work with one of the most eligible men in the country?

Das Buch der verborgenen Wunsche

Das Buch der verborgenen Wunsche

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

In Summercove, dem Haus ihrer Groeltern an den Klippen Cornwalls, fallt Natasha das Tagebuch ihrer lang verstorbe-nen Tante in die Hande. Cecily, so hat man Natasha immer glauben lassen, ist im Alter von nur funfzehn Jahren tragisch verungluckt. Doch das Tagebuch erzahlt eine ganz andere Geschichte: Konfrontiert mit den Hoffnungen und Sorgen der damals erst Funfzehnjahrigen, erfahrt Natasha von lang gehuteten Geheimnissen, die das Bild ihrer Familie und ihr eigenes Leben fur immer verandern ...

Harriet Evans Boxed Set

Harriet Evans Boxed Set

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2011

A trio of novels from international favorite and bestseller Harriet Evans!This eBook boxed set includes three of Harriet Evans's compelling and heartrending novels about love, heartbreak, and family relationships, and an excerpt from Love Always. Going HomeLeaving her tiny flat in Londonand a whole host of headaches behindLizzy Walter is making the familiar journey back home to spend Christmas with her chaotic but big-hearted family. And by the time the Walters gather for a summer wedding, the stakes have never been higherfor Lizzy, for her family, and for love. A Hopeless RomanticWith her life in tatters around her, Laura Foster agrees to go on vacation with her parents. After a few days of visiting craft shops and touring the stately homes of England, Laura is ready to tear her hair out. And then she crosses paths with Nick, the sexy, rugged estate manager. She finds she shares more than a sense of humor with himin fact, she starts to think she could fall for him. But is Nick all he seems? Or has Laura got it wrong again? Will she open her heart only to have it broken again? The Love of Her LifeKate Miller, a Londoner-turned-New Yorker, is in love with the pace and rhythm of Manhattan. But deep down, she knows that there is somethingsomeonemore to love. But when her father becomes ill, Kate realizes it's time to return and face the friends and the memories she left behind. What really happened before Kate left London? Can she pick up the pieces and allow herself to love life again? Love AlwaysWhen Natasha Kapoor returns to her grandparents idyllic coastal home for her beloved grandmothers funeral, her life is at a turning point. After the funeral, Natashas grandfather gives her the long-lost diary of her aunt Cecily. Is it possible the diary is just the inspiration Natasha needs to take a fresh look at her future, and maybe even give love a second chance?

I Remember You

I Remember You

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2010

Rich, witty and moving, I Remember You is for anyone who likes to dream about a new life - and for anyone who still remembers their first love...For Tess Tennant, spring brings the promise of a fresh start. She's moving back to her picture-perfect home town to take up a teaching job. Langford is a place of pretty stone cottages, friendly locals in oak-beamed pubs and of course Adam, her best friend since childhood. But Adam is preoccupied with a new girlfriend, and the past - which Tess thought she'd put behind her - is looming large again.So by the time she has to take her class on a trip to Rome, Tess is feeling reckless. She is swept off her feet by a mysterious stranger, and finds herself falling in love. But her magical Roman Holiday is about to turn into a nightmare...Back in Langford Adam is gone and everything has changed.Tess has to decide, once and for all, where she belongs and with whom.

The Love of Her Life

The Love of Her Life

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Like every woman, Kate thought she'd never meet the love of her life... Until she did. But are they destined to be together? Kate Miller has lived in New York for three long years. Now, with her father ill, it's time to come home and face everything she left behind... Her friends: Zoe and Francesca, bound to her forever as a result of one day when life changed for them all. Her family: her adored father and his much younger wife. The job: she abandoned on a glossy women's magazine. And, the man she thought was the love of her life, whose heart she has broken. What really happened before Kate left London? And can she pick up the pieces and allow herself to love life again? A modern day love story jam-packed with humour, hurt, hope and happiness - so unputdownable you'll cancel your Friday night out to keep reading.

The Subject of Gender Daughters and Mothers in Urban China

The Subject of Gender Daughters and Mothers in Urban China

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2007

Author Harriet Evans discusses mother-daughter relationships in urban China, reflecting on how women make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender that frame their lives, and how their self-identification as mothers and daughters contributes to the redefinition of those practices. Based on the memories and experiences of educated and professional women of different ages, the mother-daughter relationship is discussed through various themes: separation, communication, domestic/public boundaries, male privilege, the sexed body, reproduction, and filial responsibilities.

The Subject of Gender Daughters and Mothers in Urban China

The Subject of Gender Daughters and Mothers in Urban China

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2007

Author Harriet Evans discusses mother-daughter relationships in urban China, reflecting on how women make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender that frame their lives, and how their self-identification as mothers and daughters contributes to the redefinition of those practices. Based on the memories and experiences of educated and professional women of different ages, the mother-daughter relationship is discussed through various themes: separation, communication, domestic/public boundaries, male privilege, the sexed body, reproduction, and filial responsibilities.

Women and Sexuality in China Dominant Discourses of Female Sexuality and Gender Since 1949

Women and Sexuality in China Dominant Discourses of Female Sexuality and Gender Since 1949

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/1997

Since the early 1980s sex and sexuality have become prominent themes of public debate in China, after three decades during which discourses on sexuality were subject to stringent ideological controls. This book analyses the ways in which sex and sexuality have been discussed in The People's Republic of China since 1949. It examines a wide range of materials - the official and popular press, women's magazines, sex education publications, self-help guides and medical advice pamphlets - and compares and contrasts the various discourses of sexuality and the meanings associated with 'woman' that emerge from them. It considers the role of the state in matters of sexuality, and argues that women's sexuality has been consistently targeted as a site for the regulation of general standards of sexual and social conduct. This is a highly original contribution to the growing body of literature on women and gender in China. It will appeal to students and scholars of modern and contemporary China, and to all those engaged in current debates about sexuality and gender in international feminist scholarship.

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