It’s not very often that I join in with a cover reveal – but today it’s an absolute pleasure. Spirited by Julie Cohen – her first venture into historical fiction – will be published by Orion Books for kindle, in hardback, and as an audiobook on 9th July. Do preorder your kindle copy from Amazon in the usual way, but if you’d like to preorder the hardback you might want to try Waterstones, Blackwell’s, or your favourite indie bookshop instead.
A gorgeous and intriguing cover and a book I’m really excited about, by an author who’s been a personal favourite for quite a long time now – you’ll find reviews here on Being Anne of Dear Thing, Where Love Lies, Falling and The Two Lives of Louis & Louise (links are to my reviews), and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one.
Here’s what it says on the back cover:
Viola has an impossible talent. Searching for meaning in her grief, she uses her photography to feel closer to her late father, taking solace from the skills he taught her—and to keep her distance from her husband. But her pictures seem to capture things invisible to the eye…
Henriette is a celebrated spirit medium, carrying nothing but her secrets with her as she travels the country. When she meets Viola, a powerful connection sparks between them—but Victorian society is no place for reckless women.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, invisible threads join Viola and Henriette to another woman who lives in secrecy, hiding her dangerous act of rebellion in plain sight.
I’m not one to wish her life away, but roll on July – I guarantee I’ll be reading and reviewing this one as soon as I possibly can…
About the author
Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for The Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and sold a million copies worldwide: Together and Dear Thing were both Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Julie lives in Berkshire with her husband, son and a terrier of dubious origin.