The Secret of Nightingale Wood

£6.99

Henrietta (known as Henry) moves with her family to Hope House, on the edge of Nightingale Wood.  Her mother is unwell, her Father abroad and the nanny too busy to listen to Henry’s concerns about the things she sees in the shadows of the house. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that the house is full of spooky secrets.  Plucky Henry decides to venture one night into the darkness in search of The Secret of  Nightingale Wood’. What she finds there will astonish her and change her whole world.

Bookwagon recommends The Secret of Nightingale Wood to capable readers who long for a gripping, yet warm-to-the-core, mystery story.

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The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lucy Strange

(Chicken House)

The Secret of Nightingale Wood is the debut novel by Lucy Strange.  It is 1919 and Henrietta (known as Henry) moves with her family to Hope House, on the edge of Nightingale Wood.  Her mother is unwell.  Furthermore, her Father abroad, while the nanny is too busy to listen to Henry.  She has concerns about the things she sees in the shadows of the house. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that the house is full of spooky secrets. These include a forgotten attic, ghostly figures and mysterious lights flickering in the wood.
Alone with her thoughts and imagination, Henry begins to explore her surroundings.  Moreover, she has for inspiration and encouragement characters from her favourite books. The family is too distracted when she wanders into the woods at the bottom of the garden and meets Moth, a striking witch-like woman. It seems that together they form a bond that could help Henry save her family.  How might Moth be be connected to Henry and her family?
The Secret of Nightingale Wood is a spooky and atmospheric debut novel. However, at its heart it is a charming family love story about devotion and the power of stories.
Bookwagon is proud to stock several of Lucy Strange’s books, including Sisters of the Lost Marsh.

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