Books for Adults by Adele Geras

My first novel for adults, Facing the Light, was published in 2003. Since then, I’ve published five other novels (with Orion and Quercus) under my own name. I’d describe them as books about families, with all the drama, tragedy and laughter that secrets and lies in families sometimes create.

Facing the Light

An extended family gathers in late August to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of its formidable matriarch, Leonora. She is the daughter of the famous Edwardian painter Ethan Walsh, whose paintings are kept at the family home, Willow Court in Wiltshire. At Leonora’s house party will be her daughters, Gwen and Rilla, whom she raised alone […]

A Hidden Life

When Constance Barrington dies, she leaves behind a wealthy estate and a complex family network. But when the whole family gathers to hear her last will and testament, they are in for a terrible shock. Constance – possessed of a long memory and a spiteful disposition – altered her will shortly before her death. The […]

Hester's Story

Hester Fielding was once the leading ballerina of her day. Her life is the stuff of drama: a bleak Yorkshire childhood transformed by the discovery of her amazing gifts as a dancer; a dangerous love affair that can only lead to heartbreak; and a secret that would topple her from her pinnacle of fame if […]

Made in Heaven

Suzannah (known as Zannah) and Adrian are planning to marry in May, the loveliest time of year. Zannah has always wanted a beautiful, traditional wedding and feels she missed out the first time round when she married Cal, father of her daughter Isis. Now, the two families are to meet for the first time. Will […]

Out of the Dark

Rob Stone comes back from the horrors of the First World War with a ruined face and a broken heart. Unable to forget the things he's seen, and haunted by the ghost of his dead captain, all that Rob has left is a picture of the captain's family. He sets out to find them, hoping […]

Cover Your Eyes

Eva was once a legendary fashion designer until, mysteriously, she retired. Now widowed, she lives with her family in Salix House, the home she's owned and loved for forty years. When the family announces it's time to sell, Eva is deeply reluctant. The house contains memories and secrets that are part of her, although she […]

Love, or Nearest Offer

What if your estate agent could find you not just your perfect house, but your perfect job, your perfect partner… your perfect new life? On paper, Iris Atkins is an estate agent, but she's not just good at finding suitable houses for her clients. In fact, she has a gift: Iris is able to see […]

I was born in Jerusalem in 1944 and spent my early childhood in many different countries because my father was in the Colonial Service. Before I was eleven, I'd lived in Cyprus, Nigeria, and North Borneo and later my parents were also sent to the Gambia and Tanganyika (now Tanzania)... read more.

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