A beautifully haunting and atmospheric historical novel about three brave women with unspeakable truths - perfect for fans of The Binding, Once Upon A River and The Familiars.
'I stayed up late, gripped. An unusual, moving read. I LOVED it!' Marian Keyes
'Haunting, tender and true - this story cast a spell on me' Kirsty Logan
A moving and gripping story about three extraordinary women from the Richard & Judy recommended bestselling author Julie Cohen.
Viola has an impossible talent. Searching for meaning in her grief, she uses her photography to feel closer to her late father, taking solace from the skills he taught her - and to keep her distance from her husband. But her pictures seem to capture things invisible to the eye . . .
Henriette is a celebrated spirit medium, carrying nothing but her secrets with her as she travels the country. When she meets Viola, a powerful connection is sparked between them - but Victorian society is no place for reckless women.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, invisible threads join Viola and Henriette to another woman who lives in secrecy, hiding her dangerous act of rebellion in plain sight.
Faith. Courage. Love. What will they risk for freedom?
Driven by passionate, courageous female characters, SPIRITED is your next unforgettable read!
A tender and haunting tale, this is a slow-burn read which sparks into flame, as passion kindles in the hearts of her beautifully realised characters. - DAILY MAIL
Wonderfully written and evocative - WOMAN & HOME
Simmering with passions, it is a testament to the enduring power of love - SUNDAY MIRROR
This haunting story about the power of love will give you shivers. - BEST
A thrilling, spooky tale that has all the ingredients of a bestseller. - CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT
Wonderfully evocative - Woman's Weekly
Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for the Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold nearly a million copies; DEAR THING was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Julie lives in Berkshire with her husband, son and a terrier of dubious origin.
You can find Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or you can visit her website: www.julie-cohen.com.