Lush, dark, utterly real and above all achingly romantic RUTH WARE. 1819. CORNWALL. Four women sit in the candlelit drawing-room at Nansmornow, an ancient Cornish manor house. The air is thick with unspoken suspicion and secret malice. As Hester Lamorna pours tea for her three guests, she has no idea one of them is about to rock her new marriage to its very foundations. ST PETERSBURG. Half a world away, Hesters impossible and charmismatic husband, Jack Crow Crowlas, will be caught up in a chess game of sexual manipulation, played out across the sumptuous ballrooms of St Petersburg. All Hester and Crow hold most dear will be tested to the limit and beyond: their love for each other and their child, and for Crow, the loyalty of his only brother. Sweeping and romantic, with a hero to rival Ross Poldark IMOGEN EDWARDS-JONES. A thrilling, sexy romp through brilliantly reimagined history HOLLY HEPBURN.