Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010.
Fran Morrison left home to pursue a career in foreign cities as a classical musician. But now her difficult father Edward is dangerously ill and it’s time to return, into a search for the truth about her deceased mother, through mysteries of past times and the anguish of unrequited love, to reconciliation and renewal.
In a tiny stained-glass shop hidden in the backstreets of Westminster lies the cracked, sparkling image of an angel. The owners of Minster Glass have also been broken: Fran Morrison's mother died when she was a baby; a painful event never mentioned by her difficult, secretive father Edward. Fran left home to pursue a career in foreign cities, as a classical musician. But now Edward is dangerously ill and it's time to return.
Taking her father's place in the shop, she and his craftsman Zac accept a beguiling commission - to restore a shattered glass picture of an exquisite angel belonging to a local church. As they reassemble the dazzling shards of coloured glass, they uncover an extraordinary love story from the Victorian past, sparked by the window's creation. Slowly, Fran begins to see her own reflection in its themes of passion, tragedy and redemption.
Fran's journey will lead her on a search for the truth about her mother, through mysteries of past times and the anguish of unrequited love, to reconciliation and renewal.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Publication date: 06/04/2009
Publisher: Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster
|Publication date:||6th April 2009|
|Publisher:||Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich. She is married to writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons.More About Rachel Hore