Buried secrets can change a family's life forever...
Judith Lennox's Before the Storm is a gripping, multi-generational family drama set in London and Devon, in which the secrets of the past have powerful and emotional repercussions. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Katherine Webb.
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...
What readers are saying about Before the Storm:
'The characters are both complex and absorbing and the storyline is so compelling that you don't want to stop reading even at two in the morning!'
'A sweeping, old-fashioned family saga to be savoured, with a host of memorable characters who'll linger in the mind long after the pages are turned, and a story that will transport you back to a bygone era'
'A very imaginative saga with an unusual twist of mystery'