The Letter by Ruth Saberton


A spell-binding tale of love, loss, and the darkest of secrets…

A forgotten love story...

1914: In Cornwall, on the eve of the First World War, eighteen-year-old Kit Rivers has a bright future ahead. As the Lord of the Manor's heir, Kit knows his duty is to the family estate - although he longs to become a poet. When he falls passionately in love, Kit is determined not to let parental opposition spoil an idyllic summer. Yet before the golden days can fade into autumn, war comes to change Kit's world and writing forever.
The Present: One century later, widowed Chloe Pencarrow exchanges London for the solitude of a Cornish cliff top rectory. Haunted by memories, Chloe’s interest in obscure war poet, Kit Rivers, proves a welcome distraction and leads her to piece together a forgotten history. Faced with more questions than answers, her own life soon becomes entwined with Kit's through love, loss, and the darkest of deceptions.
1st January 2018

New for 2018 from Cornish based Amazon UK best-selling novelist Ruth Saberton, comes a powerful tale of conflicted family loyalties, lost love, and the darkest of deceptions. Set in Cornwall, THE LETTER is firmly in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Rosamunde Pilcher and spans the years from the First World War to the present day.

Ruth Saberton Interview on BBC Radio Cornwall January 2018

Ruth Saberton lives in Cornwall, close to the River Fowey, where she is constantly inspired by the surrounding seascape and countryside. THE LETTER is partly based on the true story of Ruth’s Great-Aunt Ella, whose fiancé was lost in action on the Western Front, as well as being an homage to the men and women who sacrificed so much in the conflict.

Ruth has been published by Orion, Pan Macmillan and Harper Collins, as well as writing under various pseudonyms with Working Partners and Little Black Dress. She has been a runner up in the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s prestigious RONAs. Her debut novel was championed by TV’s Richard and Judy. Ruth’s novels have been regularly featured in the national and regional press. Ruth has written a regular column for the Western Morning News, featured on BBC Radio Cornwall, and spoken at writing and arts festivals. She is regularly featured in Amazon promotions and publicity.

THE LETTER is published independently in conjunction with Notting Hill Press. In doing so, Ruth has the freedom to have the paperback edition typeset and printed in Cornwall. Her books are stocked in a multitude of West Country outlets, from The Duchy Nursery to independent book shops, as well as more widely.

THE LETTER is available from Amazon in ebook form and in paper back.

Ruth is available for interview, discussion and articles.
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