The River Between Us – Liz Fenwick



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

Why We Like It

In The River Between Us, Liz Fenwick has created such a rich and engrossing novel. 

Her books are always well-researched, but in this case her research gives particular depth to this moving story. There are so many layers to explore as she takes us seamlessly backwards and forwards through time.

Her descriptions of the locations are so detailed and evocative, you can imagine following the footsteps of Theo and particularly Alice as she tries to escape the eyes of those watching her.

We have loved all of Liz’s previous books, but The River Between Us really is such a special book, impossible to stop reading, it is without doubt one of her best!  Highly Recommended!

We were delighted to have the opportunity to interview Liz about the inspiration behind  The River Between Us and some of her other bestselling novels, and her advice for aspiring novelists. Head over to our Interviews section to find out more.