What people are saying about Sarah Harrison

  • Harrison’s cinematic story has it all: history, war, passion, love, and heartbreaking loss.

    The Grass Memorial – Library Journal

  • A lovely, uplifting, gentle read that is both captivating and charming.

    The Red Dress – Booklist

  • Taut, suspenseful and sinister … powerful and compelling.

    A Dangerous Thing – Booklist

  • Harrison’s perceptiveness, reliably elegant style and compassionate awareness … make hers a book you’re neither likely nor willing to forget.

    Harpers & Queen

  • A work of extraordinary fictional daring … assured … always convincing

    Weekend Telegraph

  • Written with Sarah Harrison’s usual verve, this story offers new insights into the dangers of a mother’s overdependence, and the absolute necessity of letting go.

    Good Housekeeping


All my books are listed here – you’ll see I’ve used my own style of classification based on chatting to readers over the years. Use the links in the sidebar or click the items below to find out more about my books.

If a book’s out of print you’ll be able to find it in your local library, or on Amazon using the links provided.

The Flowers of the Field

One of the big best sellers of the 1980s, this WWI epic follows sisters Thea and Dulcie Tennant and their maid, Primmy as their lives and attitudes are changed for ever by the Great War.

Secrets of Our Hearts

The story centres on three prisoners of war who knew each other as boys, and a fourth who has a toxic interest in their relationships to each other and himself.

The Red Dress

We follow the progress of a gorgeous handmade dress through five different owners, and see how their lives are changed by possession of something uniquely beautiful.

Returning the Favour

Celeste has been doing favours for her philandering father and three selfish brothers her whole life. But when, in her thirties, she falls madly in love with a man they despise and disapprove of more, it’s time for the worm to turn…

Rose Petal Soup

Joss and Nico are made for each other. They’ve weathered tough times, his peccadilloes and her bouts of the blues. But nothing they’ve been through has prepared for them for the man their tricky daughter marries…