The moon gate

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On the eve of war, young English heiress Grace Grey travels from London to the wilderness of Tasmania. Coaxed out of her shell by the attentions of her Irish neighbour, Daniel – Grace finally learns to live. But when Australian forces are called to the frontline, and Daniel with them, he leaves behind a devastating secret which will forever bind them together. 1975. Willow Hawkins, and her husband, Ben, can’t believe their luck when an anonymous benefactor leaves them a house on the remote Tasmanian coast. Confused and delighted, they set out to unmask Towerhurst’s previous owner – unwittingly altering the course of their lives. 2004. Libby Andrews has always been sheltered from the truth behind her father Ben’s death. When she travels to London and discovers a faded photograph, a long-buried memory is unlocked.

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Behind the Moon Gate lies a mystery… The most mesmerising story of family secrets sweeping across three generations, from wartime London to Ireland to Australia. From the author of the beloved Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Midnight House.

‘A rich, sweeping mystery . . . beautifully written, atmospheric and intriguing’ TRACY REES

‘Magnificent. Cleverly woven plots, storylines and heartbreak . . . I loved it’ LORNA COOK

‘Divine. I relished every single word of this heartrending story, full of love and sacrifice’ JENNY ASHCROFT

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A faded photograph. An abandoned house. A wartime mystery. . .

1939: On the eve of war, young English heiress Grace Grey travels from London to the wilderness of Tasmania. Coaxed out of her shell by the attentions of her Irish neighbour, Daniel – Grace finally learns to live. But when Australian forces are called to the frontline, and Daniel with them, he leaves behind a devastating secret which will forever bind them together.

1975: Artist Willow Hawkins, and her new husband, Ben, can’t believe their luck when an anonymous benefactor leaves them a house on the remote Tasmanian coast. Confused and delighted, they set out to unmask Towerhurst’s previous owner – unwittingly altering the course of their lives.

2004: Libby Andrews has always been sheltered from the truth behind her father Ben’s death. When she travels to London and discovers a faded photograph, a long-buried memory is unlocked, and she begins to follow an investigation that Ben could never complete. But will she realise that some secrets are best left buried . . .?

‘THIS multi-generational, cross-continental saga is reminiscent of Lucinda Riley; it has the same sweep and glamour. Twisty, emotional and absorbing’ Daily Mail
‘A richly layered atmospheric story that transports the reader. I was drawn in from the first page’ Jacquie Bloese
‘I adored this multi-layered, deeply textured story, set across three timelines and three countries. It kept me up at night to finish to the end of each chapter’ Faith Hogan

YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS LOVE AMANDA GEARD . . .
‘I loved The Midnight House. Wonderful storytelling’ RACHEL HORE
‘A wonderful tale of family secrets, brimming with lush historical detail’ HAZEL GAYNOR
‘I loved it. An intriguing story with wonderful characters’ RACHAEL ENGLISH
‘I was pulled in from page one. It’s beautiful and I love it’ LIZ FENWICK
‘A mesmerising debut novel, lush and gorgeous, with a rich family tale to tell’ Richard and Judy Book Club

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Weight 354 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

502

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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