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‘Brilliant – a passionate and poignant story of a glittering family on the precipice of a vanished world’ Lisa Hilton

A family destroyed by war. A secret that could change everything.

Celia De Witt is half-German, half-English, and heir to her family’s vast fortune. But as the glittering Twenties plunge into Depression, a shocking revelation sends her far from everything she knows.

Thrust headlong into the wealth and promise of New York, Celia sets out to rescue the family business – and to set in motion her own plans. The son she thought was dead, and the man she once loved, are both close at hand – but in opening the Pandora’s Box of the past, what other secrets will she let loose…?

As the shadow of war darkens across Europe, Celia is determined to save those she loves, even if salvation comes at the highest price…

‘A beautifully conjured family saga. Fans of Downton Abbey will love it’ – Alison Weir

Reviews

Downton fans will love the elegance, intrigue and drama of The House of Shadows.
YOURS MAGAZINE
Brimming with a historian's knowledge and an author's human insight, Williams's trilogy has been an exciting and absorbing portrait of a world in flux, and a poignant fictional reflection on life in the opening decades of the 20th century.
Pam Norfolk, LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
A rocket of a historical novel.
Helena Gumley-Mason, THE LADY