The House on Primrose Pond

2_HouseonPrimrose_4_withpeopleAfter suffering a sudden, traumatic loss, historical novelist Susannah Gilmore decides to uproot her life—and the lives of her two children—and leave their beloved Brooklyn for the little town of Eastwood, New Hampshire.

While the trio adjusts to their new surroundings, Susannah is captivated by an unexpected find in her late parents’ home: an unsigned love note addressed to her mother, in handwriting that is most definitely not her father’s.

Reeling from the thought that she never really knew her mother, Susannah finds mysteries everywhere she looks: in her daughter’s friendship with an older neighbor, in a charismatic local man to whom she’s powerfully drawn, and in an eighteenth century crime she’s researching for her next book. Compelled to dig into her mother’s past, Susannah discovers even more secrets, ones that surpass any fiction she could ever put to paper…

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Praise for The House on Primrose Pond
“How well do we really know our own histories or those of the people we love? In a blazingly original novel, McDonough uncovers the mysteries of marriage, connection—and possible murder—and the tug of the past on the present. A gorgeous sweeping read with a gloriously beating heart.”
—New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt

“Prepare to be beguiled. The House on Primrose Pond proves that the past—warmest memories to darkest secrets— can be the key to unlock the lost treasures of the present. McDonough writes of the heart’s ability to love beyond betrayal, death, and all of history’s storytelling.”
—Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children

“Totally engaging. The House on Primrose Pond challenges its heroine’s sense of self-identity as she peels back layers of a mystery that will redefine her. A well-crafted and compelling read.”
—Daphne Kalotay, author of Russian Winter and Sight Reading

“In The House On Primrose Pond, author Yona Zeldis McDonough whisked me away to tiny Eastwood, New Hampshire immersing me in its landscape and into the life of author and widow Susannah Gilmore and her children. McDonough weaves an intricate story full of family mysteries, heart, and hope. Every time I closed this book I couldn’t wait to open it again.”
—Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives

“Yona Zeldis McDonough pulls you into the charm of small town New England where Susannah Gilbert is a single mom trying to start again while she handles it all. Filled with secrets, history, gossip, friendships, and sexy romance; pour yourself a cup of cocoa and get lost and found again on Primrose Pond.”
—Marci Nault, author of The Lake House

“At times heartbreaking yet full of hope, The House on Primrose Pond is a deeply moving portrait of grief, healing, and how the past often carries the secrets that can make us feel whole again.”
—Natalia Sylvester, author of Chasing the Sun

“…With a knack for astute observations, McDonough really nails the emotional aspect.  A charming read that a reader can get lost in.”
– Romantic Times

” …detailed and layered. A sure bet for fans of family stories.”
– Booklist

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