Maeve Maloney is a force to be reckoned with. Despite nearing eighty, she keeps Sea View Lodge just as her parents did during Morecambe’s 1950s heyday. But now only her employees and regular guests recognise the tenderness and heartbreak hidden beneath her spikiness.
Until, that is, Vincent shows up. Vincent is the last person Maeve wants to see. He is the only man alive to have known her twin sister, Edie. The nightingale to Maeve’s crow, the dawn to Maeve’s dusk, Edie would have set her sights on the stage all things being equal. But, from birth, things never were.
If only Maeve could confront the secret past she shares with Vincent, she might finally see what it means to love and be loved a lesson that her exuberant yet inexplicable twin may have been trying to teach her all along.
Our trusty reviewers brought this wonderful book to our attention and we’re thrilled to now be able to offer it as an nb Recommended Read, featured in our Winter 2017 issue.
Find out what Dorothy Flaxman thought of this ‘brilliant, brilliant book’.
Owl Song at Dawn by Emma Claire Sweeney, published by Legend Press on 1 July, 2016 in paperback at £8.99