Mother's Day book giveaway: The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine

the_darkest_hourA Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller in hardback, and shortlisted for the RNA’s Epic Romantic Novel of the Year Award - prepare to lose yourself in The Darkest Hour…

The perfect choice for Mother’s Day, The Darkest Hour is the brand new novel from Barbara Erskine, a consistent Sunday Times bestselling author whose first book, The Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. The Darkest Hour is already a huge bestseller, an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak that has captured hearts across the world. 

In the summer of 1940, most eyes are focused on the skies above the South of England. The battle for Britain has just begun. But young Evie Lucas only has eyes for a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of her but seems to be wasting her time sketching endless portraits of Tony. She wants his parents to have something to remember him by in case it all goes wrong in the war…

Seventy years later, and recently widowed art historian Lucy is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. And in order to do that, Lucy needs to uncover the mystery surrounding a painting in her home. But as she accidentally ends up stirring up a hornet’s nest of history which has been deliberately obliterated, Lucy finds herself in danger from people past and present who have no intention of letting an untold truth surface.


What critics said about The Darkest Hour

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Harper Collins Books

"Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson." Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times

"Barbara Erskine’s storytelling talent is undeniable." The Times

"Marvellous escapist stuff." Woman and Home

barbara_erskineAbout the author

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye. Barbara's father is one of the last remaining Spitfire pilots who saw active service in the Battle of Britain, and using his diaries, she has crafted an incredible story that brings to life the war in the 1940s to the present day with breathtaking detail. 

The Darkest Hour book giveaway

We're giving away 50 copies of The Darkest Hour. If you're searching for the perfect read for Mother's Day or are in need of gift inspiration, fill you or your mother's details in the form below and we'll send a copy of the novel in time for Mother's Day.

If you're not lucky enough to bag one of the free books you can always get your copy here.


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