SNOW SISTERS was published on 21st September 2017 by Honno, the Welsh Women’s Press. It has been chosen by the Welsh Books Council as their October Book of the Month (for independent bookshops.)
“This is a novel of magic, of potent spells, and of great beauty. Lovekin’s prose soars like the birds who see everything”
“Lyrical, evocative and crafted with magic, Carol Lovekin’s writing is utterly enchanting”
“A many-layered collage of women’s voices, shifting leaves and birdsong… A small world beautifully drawn”
Two sisters, their grandmother’s old house and Angharad, the girl who cannot leave…
Verity and Meredith Pryce live with their fragile mother, Allegra in an old house overlooking the west Wales coast. Gull House is their haven. It also groans with the weight of its dark past. When Meredith discovers an old sewing box in a disused attic and a collection of handstitched red flannel hearts, she unwittingly wakes up the ghost of Angharad, a Victorian child-woman harbouring a horrific secret.
As Angharad gradually reveals her story to Meredith, her more pragmatic sister remains sceptical until Verity sees the ghost for herself on the eve of an unseasonal April snowstorm. Forced by Allegra to abandon Gull House for London, Meredith struggles. Still haunted by Angharad and her unfinished story, hurt by what she sees as Verity’s acquiescence to their mother’s selfishness, Meredith drifts into a world of her own.
And Verity isn’t sure she will be able to save her…