The Book of Thorns

A Novel

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Pub Date 02 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2024

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"Just when I thought Hester Fox couldn’t get any better, she brings us an epic tale of two sisters on opposite sides of the Battle of Waterloo. Betrayal, loss, love, redemption, and justice collide in this masterpiece of a novel. You won’t want to miss The Book of Thorns." —Paulette Kennedy, author of The Devil and Mrs. Davenport

Hester Fox delivers an enchanting tale of secrets, betrayal, and magic!

Penniless and stranded in France after a bid to escape her cruel uncle goes awry, Cornelia Shaw is far from the Parisian life of leisure she imagined. Desperate and lacking options, she allows herself to be recruited to Napoleon’s Grande Armée. As a naturalist, her near-magical ability to heal any wound with herbal mixtures invites awe amongst the soldiers…and suspicion. For behind Cornelia’s vast knowledge of the natural world is a secret she keeps hidden—the flowers speak to her through a mysterious connection she has felt since childhood. One that her mother taught her to heed, before she disappeared.

Then, as Napoleon’s army descends on Waterloo, the flowers sing to her of a startling revelation: a girl who bears a striking resemblance to Cornelia. A girl she almost remembers—her sister, lost long ago, who seems to share the same gifts. Determined to reunite with Lijsbeth despite being on opposite sides of the war, Cornelia is drawn into a whirlwind of betrayal, secrets, and lies. Brought together by fate and magic at the peak of the war, the sisters try to uncover the key to the source of the power that connects them as accusations of witchcraft swirl and threaten to destroy the very lives they’ve fought for.

Look for these other gothic mysteries from Hester Fox: 
  • The Last Heir to Blackwood Library
  • The Witch of Willow Hall
  • The Orphan of Cemetery Hill
  • The Widow of Pale Harbor
  • A Lullaby for Witches

"Just when I thought Hester Fox couldn’t get any better, she brings us an epic tale of two sisters on opposite sides of the Battle of Waterloo. Betrayal, loss, love, redemption, and justice collide...


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ISBN 9781525812019
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PAGES 304

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