The River Between Us

by Liz Fenwick

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· 1 ratings · Published: Jun 10th, 2021

The River Between Us by Liz Fenwick
A forgotten house and a secret hidden for a century…

'Wonderfully evocative’ Judy Finnigan

‘Wonderful escapism’ Tracy Rees

‘What the world needs right now’ Louise Beech

From the bestselling author Liz Fenwick comes a stunning novel about a long-forgotten love affair.

Following the breakdown of her marriage, Theo has bought a tumbledown cottage on the banks of the river Tamar which divides Cornwall and Devon. The peace and tranquillity of Boatman’s Cottage, nestled by the water, is just what she needs to heal.

Yet soon after her arrival, Theo discovers a stash of hidden letters tied with a ribbon, untouched for more than a century. The letters – sent from the battlefields of France during WW1 – tell of a young servant from the nearby manor house, Abbotswood, and his love for a woman he was destined to lose.

As she begins to bring Boatman’s Cottage and its gardens back to life, Theo pieces together a story of star-crossed lovers played out against the river, while finding her own new path to happiness.

The River Between Us beautifully explores the mystery and secrets of a long-forgotten love affair, and will be loved by fans of Kate Morton.


'Wonderfully evocative’ Judy Finnigan

‘Wonderful escapism … a relaxing, evocative read’ Tracy Rees

‘Once again, Liz Fenwick has proved she is the mistress of pure escapism. Spanning generations, with a beautiful love story and unearthed secrets about ancestry at its core, this book is just what the world needs right now’ Louise Beech

‘My weekend reading was The River Between Us by Liz Fenwick, which completely engrossed me in the best of ways. When I finished it I had THAT feeling when you've been away to a lovely place for a while and don't want to come back. Thank you, Liz!’ Nicola Cornick


‘The queen of the contemporary Cornish novel’ Guardian

‘Engrossing and romantic – a perfect holiday read’ Rachel Hore

‘Vivid and beautifully written, Liz Fenwick is a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Morgan

'Authentic and compelling . . . I loved it' Rosanna Ley

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The River Between Us by Liz Fenwick