It’s not very often that I share cover reveals, but for this wonderful book – with thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation – I’m very happy to make an exception. The Walls We Build by Jules Hayes will be published in paperback and for kindle (also available through Kindle Unlimited) on 23rd March, and the kindle version is available now for pre-order from Amazon in the UK and US.
I had the immense privilege of being an early reader, and it’s a book I’m particularly excited about – in fact, you’ll even find my quote on Amazon:
An absorbing story of injustice and family secrets set against a vividly-drawn wartime backdrop. The finest of story telling, a real page-turner, an enthralling read – I unreservedly loved it.
The cover’s simply gorgeous, but what lies inside is also rather special – I know so many others are going to enjoy it as very much as I did. Let’s take a closer look…
Three friends …
Growing up together around Winston Churchill’s estate in Westerham, Kent, Frank, Florence and Hilda are inseparable. But as WW2 casts its menacing shadow, friendships between the three grow complex, and Frank – now employed as Churchill’s bricklayer – makes choices that will haunt him beyond the grave, impacting his grandson’s life too.
Two Secrets …
Shortly after Frank’s death in 2002 Florence writes to Richard, Frank’s grandson, hinting at the darkness hidden within his family. On investigation, disturbing secrets come to light, including a pivotal encounter between Frank and Churchill during the war and the existence of a mysterious relative in a psychiatric hospital.
One Hidden Life …
How much more does Florence dare reveal about Frank – and herself – and is Richard ready to hear?
Set against the stunning backdrop of Chartwell, Churchill’s country home, comes a tragic story of misguided honour, thwarted love and redemption, reverberating through three generations and nine decades.
For readers of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore, Katherine Webb, Lucinda Riley and Juliet West.
One for you? I recommend it most highly – I really did love it. Join me again on publication day, when I’ll be sharing my review as part of the blog tour.
About the author
Jules Hayes lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and a dog. She has a degree in modern history and holds a particular interest in events and characters from the early 20th century. As a former physiotherapist and trainer – old habits die hard – when not writing Jules likes to run. She also loves to watch films, read good novels and is a voracious consumer of non-fiction too, particularly biographies.
Jules is currently working on her second historical novel, another dual timeline story.
Jules also writes contemporary thriller and speculative fiction as JA Corrigan.
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