The Echo of Twilight by Judith Kinghorn

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"An enchanting, atmospheric work of historical fiction that is a rich blend of Downton Abbey and Jane Eyre. The Echo ofTwilight is a wonderful novel to curl up with this winter."--Booklist

From the acclaimed author of The Last Summer, a captivating and moving story of the unlikely relationship between a lady and her maid on the eve of World War I.
 
As I watched him—his long legs striding the narrow path through the heather, his golden hair catching the sun—I had a hideous feeling in the pit of my stomach. For it seemed as though he was already marching away from me.
 
In 1914, despite the clouds of war threatening Europe, Pearl Gibson’s future is bright. She has secured a position as a lady’s maid to a wealthy Northumberland aristocrat, a job that will win her not only respect but an opportunity to travel and live in luxury. Her new life at Lady Ottoline Campbell’s Scottish summer estate is a whirlwind of intrigue and glamour, scandals and confidences—and surprisingly, a strange but intimate friendship with her employer.
 
But when violence erupts in Europe, Pearl and Ottoline’s world is irrevocably changed. As the men in their lives are called to the front lines, leaving them behind to anxiously brace for bad news, Pearl realizes she must share one final secret with her mistress—a secret that will bind them together forever...
 

About Judith Kinghorn

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Judith Kinghorn is the author of The Memory of Lost Senses. Born in Northumberland, she now lives in Hampshire, England. Jane Wymark is an English actress known for playing Morwenna Chynoweth Whitworth in the BBC's Poldark and Joyce Barnaby in ITV's Midsomer Murders. An experienced audiobook narrator as well, her recordings include The Girl on the Stairs by Louise Welsh and Whatever It Takes by Adele Parks.
 
Published January 3, 2017 by Berkley. 393 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kinghorn takes readers to England in 1914, shortly before WWI begins, to tell the story of two women of drastically different means who are brought together by the shifting fate of their country. The

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