1914. Whispers of war are rapidly spreading across Europe as a dark cloud of uncertainty settles over England. But with the promise of a glamorous new career as a lady’s maid, one young woman’s future has never been so bright in Judith Kinghorn’s new World War I period piece, THE ECHO OF TWILIGHT (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; January 3, 2017; $16.00).
Once hired by Lady Ottoline Campbell—a beautiful Northumberland aristocrat—Pearl Gibson cannot help but be swept up into Ottoline’s dazzling world of luxury and scandal. Although at first perturbed by Ottoline’s unusually brazen demeanor, Pearl soon develops a deep and complicated bond with her rather eccentric employer.
While accompanying the Campbells on an annual stay in their Scottish summer estate, Pearl unexpectedly falls for Ottoline’s gentle, artistic cousin—but it’s not long before their newly blossoming love affair is ripped apart by the escalating war. As the violence continues to heighten, Pearl and Ottoline fight to survive sorrow and despair at home while the men in their lives continue to be called to the front lines.
A must-read for fans of Kate Morton, Natasha Solomons and upstairs/downstairs dramas such as Downton Abbey, THE ECHO OF TWILIGHT offers an inspiring story of the unexpected strength and love that can be found in war’s darkest hours.
“A gripping tale of family secrets and a comedy of manners...Historical
fiction fans will not want to miss this gem!”
–Renee Rosen, author of White Collar Girl
“Those who love the blockbuster show Downton Abbey will find much to enjoy.”
–Historical Novel Society
Judith Kinghorn is an author, reader, nature lover and occasional painter. She was born in Northumberland, England, and lived in London for many years before moving to Hampshire. Her début The Last Summer was first published in the UK in 2012 when it was chosen by LovereadingUK as a MEGA Début and featured in The Bookseller magazine’s round up of that year in ‘Ones To Watch’. Judith’s novels are published in the UK, USA, Canada and British Commonwealth countries, and have been translated to German, French, Italian and Spanish.