The White Camellia
By Juliet Greenwood
1909. Cornwall. Her family ruined, Bea is forced to leave Tressillion House, and self-made business woman Sybil moves in. Owning Tressillion is Sybil’s triumph – but now what? As the house casts its spell over her, as she starts to make friends in the village despite herself, will Sybil be able to build a new life here, or will hatred always rule her heart?
Bea finds herself in London, responsible for her mother and sister’s security. Her only hope is to marry Jonathon, the new heir. Desperate for options, she stumbles into the White Camellia tearoom, a gathering place for the growing suffrage movement. For Bea it’s life-changing, can she pursue her ambition if it will heap further scandal on the family? Will she risk arrest or worse?
When those very dangers send Bea and her White Camellia friends back to Cornwall, the two women must finally confront each other and Tressillion’s long buried secrets.
"This was an effortless read that glided through the scenes perfectly... a great book for reading on a rainy Sunday or on the beach while waiting for afternoon tea."
Katie Scott, Blooming Fiction
"This book effortlessly transports us to a time where much of what we as women take for granted was definitely not a given!... This is one of those books that you don't want to put down....to hell with the washing up and the laundry! It will wait until the last lines are read!"
Andrea, A Chance To Blog
"The White Camellia is a moving story, portraying the lives of ordinary women who take huge risks in standing up for themselves and fighting for justice... full of suspense, mystery and engaging characters, with a small portion of romance and plenty of drama."
Rachel Carney, Created To Read
"This is Juliet Greenwood's third novel and in my view, her best to date. Her writing has matured, settings are beautifully drawn; characters leap off the page insisting on being heard."
Word Bird, amazon.com
"The setting is immediate and revealing. The author has used all her senses to portray the era the novel in based in. And this talent continues throughout the book, in every scene described... I've always held Juliet Greenwood's work in great esteem; her style of writing, gentle but with an honest reality about it. This is one book I can thoroughly recommend. A great read."
Categories: Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 15th August 2016