An Independent Heart

An Independent Heart

A Novel

Elizabeth Grant


240 Seiten

ISBN-13: 9783750494299

Verlag: Books on Demand

Erscheinungsdatum: 18.03.2020

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Nein

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It is February 1814. Claire Lammond is in London on a family visit. The British army has crossed the Nivelle. Justin Sumners is recalled to England. They meet on the ice of the frozen Thames: two strong, engaging characters whose relationship unfolds against a richly evocative historical background. The story is full of atmospheric description, witty dialogue, and intriguing characters: the independent young woman, the returning soldier, the ambitious upstart using his sister as pawn, the wary children of a violent marriage, the unhappy young man in love with his cousin, the feudal lord clinging to old values ... At its core are family ties: between husband and wife, son and father, children and parents, siblings and cousins, all tested and strained by the demands of politics, love, and duty.
Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant

The daughter of a diplomatic family, Elizabeth Grant grew up in Germany, Yugoslavia, and the United States. After studying languages in Glasgow and Berlin she went on to work as a trans-lator and proofreader, specializing in mediaeval art and contemporary architecture. In her spare time Elsie enjoys gardening and sailing. She lives France and Germany with her husband and too many books.

An Independent Heart


September 2020

(...)Grant’s story is impeccably researched, from the ice-floes on the Thames where Claire and Justin first meet, to the arguments around the enclosure of common land, to the music Claire decides to play. This is an entrancing novel with a most distinctive voice.

An Independent Heart

Bernhard Cornwell

September 2020

(...)The story moves fast and the writing is fine, witty dialogues and some really beautiful descriptive passages. There’s a bunch of little sisters who are rather fun, a tragic lovelorn cousin, a wise Spanish batman. The hero is both gentle and tough, and while the heroine comes across as aloof and cool (just look at the cover), I liked her a lot in the end, and even went back to the early chapters to search for clues to her character that I’d missed.

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