An Island of Secrets

By Eva Glyn

For fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley, this is a stunning and sweeping WW2 novel that shows a side to the war not often seen before.

That was then…

Seventy-five years ago, British SOE spy Guy Barclay was forced to leave behind the woman he loved in war-ravaged Yugoslavia.

…This is now

As ninety-three-year-old Guy’s days draw to a close, he asks his granddaughter, Leo Holmes, to go looking for answers. Given that her marriage has imploded and her City job is on the verge of killing her, Leo agrees and rents a house on the island of Vis, where her grandfather was stationed in the Second World War.

But as Leo’s search takes her down unexpected roads – and into the path of a gorgeous local, Andrej Pintaric – she begins to wonder if this journey down memory lane might yield unexpected results for more than just her beloved grandfather…

Readers can’t get enough of this stunning novel:

‘A beautifully written book where the two timelines blend seamlessly together…one that will stay with me’ Muriel

Readers will be delighted to explore a corner of WW2 that hasn’t been written about in British romantic fiction…Glynn capably places her readers within the history-making days of 1944 and allows them to experience what it was like for people who lived there’ Norma

‘I loved this book and was captivated from the beginning…thought-provoking story of family, love and heartbreak’ Carol

A beautifully written, atmospheric book…everything about this book is just so perfect and beautiful, the writing, a compelling storyline, the characters and setting!’ Ruby

Author: Eva Glyn
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 26 May 2022
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-855325-8
Eva Glyn writes escapist relationship-driven fiction with a kernel of truth at its heart. She loves to travel and finds inspiration in beautiful places and the stories they hide.Her last holiday before lockdown was a trip to Croatia, and the country’s haunting histories and gorgeous scenery have proved fertile ground, driven by her friendship with a tour guide she met there. His wartime story provided the inspiration for The Olive Grove and his help in creating a realistic portrayal of Croatian life has proved invaluable. Her second novel set in the country, An Island of Secrets, is a dual timeline looking back to World War 2.Eva lives in Cornwall, although she considers herself Welsh, and has been lucky enough to have been married to the love of her life for more than twenty-five years. She also writes as Jane Cable.

'I was fascinated, invested in each character, and I couldn't put it down.' Angela Petch, bestselling author of The Tuscan Secret -

'This is the kind of book that's hard to put away, and I didn't want it to end' Natalie Normann -

'Eva Glyn writes with empathy and compassion… a fabulous book' Kitty Wilson -

'I could feel the heat of the sun on my skin, taste the food and hold the warmth of the olives in my hands' Claire Dyer -