Cover of Spirited by Julie Cohen

August 5, 2021

Cover of SPIRITED by Julie Cohen

July 9, 2020 (Hardcover)

Shortlisted for the RNA Goldsboro Historic Romantic Novel of the Year
Longlisted for the HNS Gold Crown Award
Longlisted for the Guardian 'Not the Booker' prize

Viola has an impossible talent. Searching for meaning in her grief, she uses her photography to feel closer to her late father, taking solace from the skills he taught her - and to keep her distance from her husband. But her pictures seem to capture things invisible to the eye . . .

Henriette is a celebrated spirit medium, carrying nothing but her secrets with her as she travels the country. When she meets Viola, a powerful connection is sparked between them - but Victorian society is no place for reckless women.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, invisible threads join Viola and Henriette to another woman who lives in secrecy, hiding her dangerous act of rebellion in plain sight.

Faith. Courage. Love. What will they risk for freedom?

More Praise for Spirited

"A tender and haunting tale, this is a slow-burn read which sparks into flame, as passion kindles in the hearts of her beautifully realised characters." Daily Mail

"Wonderfully written and evocative." Woman & Home

"Simmering with passions, it is a testament to the enduring power of love." Sunday Mirror

"A thrilling, spooky tale that has all the ingredients of a bestseller." Cambridge Independent

"This haunting story about the power of love will give you shivers." Best