Historical (1920s-30s) saga set in the south-west of England and based around the glamorous Foxbridge Bay Hotel, whose upper-crust owners are in financial trouble
Helen Fox and her bon viveur husband Harry are the toast of the Bristol set, in the years immediately following the Great War; popular, successful, and blessed with three charming, though wilful, children. Harry's family own Fox Bay, a hotel and private beach on the South Devon coast, and since the death of his father during the war. Harry and Helen often bring large groups of friends down to stay, and their reputation for entertaining becomes legendary.
But in 1920 their world is shattered. Following a disastrous investment in a shipping company, an investment suggested by his best friend, and unable to regain his lost wealth and social standing, Harry falls into a decline which soon spells tragedy and financial ruin for his family. Their future, and that of the family hotel, is set to become extremely complicated.
Terri Nixon was born in Plymouth in 1965. At the age of 9 she moved with her family to Cornwall, to the village featured in Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn - North Hill - where she discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since. She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one's ever offered to pay her for doing those.
Her first commercially published novel was Maid of Oaklands Manor, published by Piatkus in 2013. She has since published two more novels in the Oaklands Manor trilogy: A Rose in Flanders Fields and Daughter of Dark River Farm.