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Before the Storm by Judith Lennox
  

Before the Storm

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Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2009.

Wonderfully engaging characters and the revelation of dark 'hopefully buried' secrets make this an epic of love and loss. Spanning 50 years from 1909 it will keep you gripped and it is a well deserved RNA shortlist member.

If you like Judith Lennox you might also like to read books by Penny Vincenzi, Santa Montefiore and Jojo Moyes.

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Before the Storm by Judith Lennox

A gripping multi-generational family drama set in London and Cornwall, from 1908 until the 1950s. On an autumn day in 1909 wealthy young Richard Finborough catches sight of twenty-year-old Isabel Zeale at the harbour at Lynmouth in Devon. Her beauty captivates him.

Aware of shameful secrets in her past, Isabel has no intention of letting anyone into her life, but Richard's persistence and ardour eventually win him her trust -- and her hand in marriage. The decades pass and Isabel and Richard raise a family through the turbulent times of the First World War and the 1920s. As her children reach adulthood, Isabel is convinced her secret is safe -- until an old acquaintance emerges from the shadows, turning her world upside down.

To protect the happiness of those she loves most, Isabel must find the courage to confront what came before, and live with the consequences!

About the Author

Judith Lennox

Judith Lennox was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. She read English at Lancaster University and now lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband and three sons. She is the author of highly praised and topselling novels, including the following titles: The Secret Years, The Winter House, Some Old Lover's Ghost, Footprints on the Sand, The Shadow Child, The Dark-Eyed Girls, and Written on Glass

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Publication date

10th July 2008

Author

Judith Lennox

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
608 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755331345

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