11 Jan 2020

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Book Review / The Snow Angel by Luly Taylor

A forbidden passion. A lifetime of consequences.

Cressida Felbridge is living the high life as a debutante in 1960s London society when she is courted by a friend of her brother's and set to marry. Wishing only the best for his daughter, her father decrees that she must have her portrait painted to mark the occasion. But as soon as she meets the painter Ralph Few, Cressie knows her life will never be the same again. Soon, she is deeply in love with Ralph, but there is one problem: Ralph is still married to Catherine. As Cressie is drawn into a strange, triangular relationship, Catherine's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and Ralph and Cressie escape to Cressie's family home in Cumbria. But Catherine will not give up Ralph that easily . . .

In the present day, Emily Conway has everything she could wish for: a huge house in West London, two beautiful children and a successful husband, Will. But as Emily and Will drive to a party, Will reveals that he has been betrayed by his business partner. Steering the car off the road at high speed, their perfect life is abruptly ended. When she wakes from her injuries, Emily is told of a mysterious legacy: a house in Cumbria on the edge of an estate, left to her by a woman she has never met. Could this house provide the chance to start anew, or does it hold secrets that she must uncover before it can be at peace?

The Snow Angel is a deliciously dark family saga from Lulu Taylor, the bestselling author of The Winter Folly.

Published:     4th December 2014
Publisher:  Pan Publishing
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


I just could not resist picking up another book by this author!  Having just read The Winter Folly and loved it, I knew I had to pick up another one!

Similar to her first novel, this story is split into two time lines.  In the past you have Cressida who is set to marry but meets a painter who she discovers is the love of her life.  The only problem is that she is due to be married and he is already married.  In the present day we follow Emily who is happily married with children until the day comes when she discovers a secret that her husband has been keeping from her and her life changes for good.  She then learns that she has been left an estate in a Will.  We follow her as discovers more of her family's history.

Just when I thought it could not get better than The Winter Folly.  You have this big romance in the past and in the present you have someone who is trying to discover what happened in the past.  I just had to know what had gone on!  There is a great twist in this story that I really did not see coming!

A thoroughly enjoyable historical romance/drama/suspense.  I would highly recommend.