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Just as she finally finds happiness, the past changes everything…

Wendy Robertson weaves two intertwining love stories, from the past and the present, into The Lavender House, a compelling and touching saga. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Lindsey Hutchinson.

In 2004, young social worker Sophia Morgan escapes from traumatic experiences at home in the North to train as a journalist in London. On the track of a story she ends up in North London where she falls in love with a tiny house painted lavender, moves in and makes friends with the occupants of her city street. There’s the independent Bobbi, aged ten, whose widowed father Sparrow seems to have vanished; the dreamy architect Steve who was born in the street, and the elderly Julia who wears hotpants and still thinks it’s 1969.

Despite its attractions the Lavender House proves to have a sinister history and, as its secrets emerge, events in gangland London of the 1960s begin to cast their shadows forward to the present day and changes the lives of Sophia and her new friends forever.

What readers are saying about The Lavender House:

‘A compelling story’

‘The drama is interspersed with deep friendship and some very interesting characters

Five stars


Praise for Wendy Robertson: A powerful writer inspired by history, her much loved home region and her experience of working-class life at its poorest and most difficult
Mail on Sunday
If you like a homespun yarn, you'll love this
Belfast Telegraph
This wonderful historical saga has to be on your reading list
Women’s Realm
Her work is inspiring and challenging
Sunderland Echo
Wendy's great strength, as well as the ability to tell a good story, is in the creation of her characters. These are real people with faults and strengths so we actually care about them... Wendy's style is deceptively easy
Northern Echo