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An unforgettable journey into the heart of one family torn apart by war.
Granada, 1920. Free-spirited Luisa and young poet Eduardo fall in love, cementing a bond that can never be broken.
Behind the jasmine filled courtyard, perched amongst houses like clouds on a hilltop, stands a beautiful villa; Carmen de las Estrellas. Beneath its walls live Eduardo and Luisa with their thriving family, but war is looming, casting its shadow over the household.
When Civil War finally breaks out, Luisa and Eduardo must fiercely protect those dear to them. Yet these are turbulent times, and as each of their children begin to make their way in the world, the solace of home cannot shield them from the horrors of war.
The Poet’s Wife is an extraordinary piece of storytelling spanning over fifty years – a heart-wrenching novel of a family devastated by war but bound together by love, loss and hope, told through the eyes of three remarkable women.
What Reviewers are saying about The Poet’s Wife
‘The Poet’s Wife is the hugely impressive debut from Rebecca Stonehill. A sweeping historical family saga spanning three generations of women, this book was just amazing and I loved every minute of it… A cast of strong female characters, a multigenerational saga and a historical element are exactly what I look for in a good book and this delivered all the above and much more . Dare I say this was just as good as a Victoria Hislop novel and up there with The Separation as my book of the year!’ Shaz’s Book Blog
'A heart-wrenching novel of love, loss and hope.' Daily Express
‘Set in Granada, Spain, this magnificent historical family saga portrays one family’s struggle during the Civil War…beautifully written and offers an insight into a unique period of time. I urge you to read it.’ The Sun
‘Rebecca Stonehill’s debut, ‘The Poet’s Wife’ is a beautiful and powerful book. Unforgettable, an epic tale peopled with characters so vivid they jump off the pages and take residence in your heart. The writing is beautiful, heartfelt, the descriptions evocative, the sense of time and place exquisite. Nothing I say can do this book justice. Please read it. You will be glad you did.’ Renita D’Silva
‘This was a very moving portrayal of a family’s struggles and survival during the Spanish revolution. From the author’s words I felt the heartbreak of these atrocities, the fear surrounding them but I also felt the warmth from the love that had blossomed. A very well written historical family saga I can highly recommend.’ ‘Krafti Reader