A beautifully written, life-affirming page turner. I adored it.
- Sue Leonard -
A brilliant debut from a wonderful new writer.
- Cathy Kelly -
International bestselling novelist and author of ‘Secrets of a Happy Marriage’
I dare you not to be completely enraptured by this compelling and enchanting tale. A charming, captivating and truly magical novel.
- Mairead Hearne -
Award winning book review blogger
Susan Ryan’s prose contains an inimitable elegance, with a level of care that shows great reverence for the craft. The King of Lavender Square is a deeply compassionate story of an urban family that was crying out to be told – a triumph of a debut.
- Sophie Grenham -
A beautifully crafted, many layered story that makes you think about those who live around you. This felt like a modern epic tale and one I would urge book lovers to delve into.
- Áine Toner -
Editor Woman’s Way
Sometimes all it takes is a little magic to bring people together. And in Lavender Square, where the lavender grows in mysterious abundance and colours the air with a musky sense of love, magic is never very far away.
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