The Secret of Eveline House

by Sheila Forsey | 02 March 2020
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Category: Irish Fiction

It's 1950 in the idyllic town of Tarquin in County Wicklow and the rules of the church must be abided by, especially if you intend to remain there. Scandal of any sort will not be tolerated. Playwright Violet Ward, her husband Henry a renowned jeweller and their young daughter Sylvia have returned to Ireland from London to take up residence in Eveline House in Tarquin.

 

But as the weeks pass it is clear to Violet that she is not wanted by many of the people of Tarquin. Her writing is banned in Ireland and called blasphemous and a scandal by the strict censorship laws. But an illegal copy of her work has found its way into Tarquin.


Sylvia her daughter receives an anonymous note calling her the daughter of the devil and demanding that the Jeweller's wife and her daughter leave the town at once or else! Violet begs her husband to agree to leave and return to London. But Henry is adamant that in time the town of Tarquin will accept them. He will not allow his wife and child to be bullied out of their new home.


In 2018 Emily O Connor buys her perfect house at an auction. Eveline House is like a time capsule, locked up since 1950. The house is full of hauntingly beautiful photographs of a family that once lived there. The Ward family. A family forgotten over time. But as Emily settles in, she realises that Tarquin may not be as idyllic as she thought. The town holds dark secrets that have slipped through the walls of Eveline House and the minds of those who once knew the Ward family. As she shifts through the silence of the past, the mystery of what happened to the Wards begins to unravel.Shifting between 1950 and the present day, Eveline House is a spellbinding tale of cruel secrets and lies but above all enduring love and loyalty.

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It's 1950 in the idyllic town of Tarquin in County Wicklow and the rules of the church must be abided by, especially if you intend to remain there. Scandal of any sort will not be tolerated. Playwright Violet Ward, her husband Henry a renowned jeweller and their young daughter Sylvia have returned to Ireland from London to take up residence in Eveline House in Tarquin.

 

But as the weeks pass it is clear to Violet that she is not wanted by many of the people of Tarquin. Her writing is banned in Ireland and called blasphemous and a scandal by the strict censorship laws. But an illegal copy of her work has found its way into Tarquin.


Sylvia her daughter receives an anonymous note calling her the daughter of the devil and demanding that the Jeweller's wife and her daughter leave the town at once or else! Violet begs her husband to agree to leave and return to London. But Henry is adamant that in time the town of Tarquin will accept them. He will not allow his wife and child to be bullied out of their new home.


In 2018 Emily O Connor buys her perfect house at an auction. Eveline House is like a time capsule, locked up since 1950. The house is full of hauntingly beautiful photographs of a family that once lived there. The Ward family. A family forgotten over time. But as Emily settles in, she realises that Tarquin may not be as idyllic as she thought. The town holds dark secrets that have slipped through the walls of Eveline House and the minds of those who once knew the Ward family. As she shifts through the silence of the past, the mystery of what happened to the Wards begins to unravel.Shifting between 1950 and the present day, Eveline House is a spellbinding tale of cruel secrets and lies but above all enduring love and loyalty.

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