The Promise Tree

By Elisabeth J. Hobbes

When does a story begin?

For Edwin Hope, it begins with a childhood dare and a forbidden tree. It begins with him falling … in more ways than one.

Called home from his studies by the grandfather who has always hated him, eighteen-year-old Edwin is once again trapped in a house that is colder than the winds whipping across the fields. Seeking sanctuary, he escapes into the untamed beauty of the Peaks and meets a woman who sparks an old memory. A memory of the sycamore that broke him, and the little girl who saved him.

Drusilla has had many acolytes over the centuries but none like Edwin. With the Great War looming and Edwin’s future uncertain, she knows the right thing to do is to set him free from her spell, but can she do so if it means breaking her own heart?

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 12 Oct 2023
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-849817-7
Elisabeth J. Hobbes’ writing career began when she finished third in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013 and hasn\'t looked back. She teaches Primary school but would rather write full time because unlike five year olds her characters generally do what she tells them. She spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book.She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.

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