A Gathering Storm is my fifth novel, set in Cornwall in World War II. It’s being issued on 3rd September 2020 with a new cover. I’ve written a blog about its setting and inspiration: http://booksandthecity.co.uk/gatheringstorm/
The Love Child
When nineteen-year-old Alice Copeman becomes pregnant, she is forced by her father and stepmother to give up the baby. She simply cannot be allowed to bring shame upon her family. But all Alice can think about is the small, kitten-like child she gave away, and she mourns the father, a young soldier, so beloved, who will never have the chance to know his daughter.
Last Letter Home - available now!
On a summer holiday with friends in 2016, young historian Briony Wood becomes fascinated with a wartime story of a ruined villa in the hills behind Naples. There is a family connection: her grandfather had been a British soldier during the Italian campaign of 1943 in that very area. Handed a bundle of letters that were found after the war, Briony sets off to trace the fate of their sender, Sarah Bailey.
The House on Bellevue Gardens - Out in Paperback
Rosa has arrived in London from Poland to look for her younger brother Michal. But he has disappeared, and now she’s alone, with nowhere to stay and no one to help her. Stef is running away from her boyfriend Oliver and the claustrophobic life she’s been living in his opulent flat. Frightened, friendless and far from her family, she needs somewhere to hide. Rick is living in a limbo; a shy young man sheltering from the world to write and draw and dream. He needs a place to nourish his creativity. All three find refuge at 11 Bellevue Gardens...
A Week in Paris - Available now
The streets of Paris hide a dark past… September, 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into shadow. Nearly twenty-five years later, Fay Knox, a talented young violinist, visits Paris on tour with her orchestra. She barely knows the city, so why does it feel so familiar? Soon touches of memory become something stronger, and she realises her connection with these streets runs deeper than she ever expected.
Minnie Gray is an ordinary young woman. She is also a spy for the British government. Rachel’s thrilling new novel is about a woman with an extraordinary life, based on a true story. More information soon…
The paperback edition of Rachel’s latest novel, The Love Child, is a No.3 Sunday Times bestseller.
Rachel’s new novel, The Love Child, will be published in hardback in the UK on 5th September 2019.
Rachel Hore’s latest novel was published in the UK in March 2018.
Here is the paperback cover for The House on Bellevue Gardens, published on 22 September 2016.