Letters From the Past

The captivating new family drama from the Sunday Times Bestseller - the perfect escape for 2020!

A sweeping story of family, love and betrayal set in a quintessential Suffolk village, from bestselling author Erica James

With its winding high street lined with a greengrocers, post office, pub and church, Melstead St Mary is the perfect English village. Neighbours look out for neighbours, and few things trouble the serene surface of the community.

But when residents start to receive anonymous letters containing secret information about their pasts - secrets that no one else is meant to know - life in Melstead St Mary is about to change, possibly forever...


Readers are enchanted by Erica's sweeping novels...

'A glorious summer story which sizzles with passion: idyllic location, compelling characters and lives so interwoven that their secrets have the power to change everything. I wanted it to go on forever'

Cathy Bramley

'Joyously readable'

Woman & Home

'The setting is almost a character in itself in this evocative tale of tears and laughter'

Woman Magazine

'Erica James offers glorious escapism set in a house to die for'

Sunday Express Magazine

'Full of warmth and appeal'

Good Housekeeping

'A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad'

Daily Telegraph

'Absorbing and uplifting'

My Weekly

  • ISBN: 9781409173861
  • Author: Erica James
  • Availability: 241
  • Pub date: 14.04.20
  • RRP: $34.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback


Erica James

Erica James is the number one international bestselling author of twenty-two novels, including the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers Summer at the Lake, The Dandelion Years and Song of the Skylark. She has sold over five million books worldwide and her work has been translated into thirteen languages. Erica won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her novel Gardens of Delight, set in beautiful Lake Como, Italy, which has become a second home to her. Her authentic characters are thanks to her fondness for striking up conversation with complete strangers.

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