The Silk House
Weaving. Witchcraft. Herbalism.
The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by
the bestselling author of The Botanist’s Daughter and The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant.
I loved this exquisitely written novel and drank in every word. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is a reminder of the redemptive nature of love, and that it can be found in the most unexpected places.
A sensitive, atmospheric and often heartbreaking story told with real mastery.
Two incredibly likeable, headstrong heroines . . . watching them flourish is captivating. With these dynamic women at the helm, Kayte weaves a clever tale of plant treachery involving exotic and perilous encounters in Chile, plus lashings of gentle romance. Compelling storytelling.
I’ve loved books since I was young enough to curl up and escape into their magical worlds. To be able to create characters and settings that feel real to me and my readers and weave stories around them is the greatest privilege. For me, the starting point of a story is often an image, perhaps a person or several people in a landscape and I write to discover what has happened to them and what is about to happen.