Spirited: The spellbinding new novel from bestselling Richard & Judy author Julie Cohen

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Orion, Jul 9, 2020 - Fiction - 352 pages

'I stayed up late, gripped. An unusual, moving read. I LOVED it!' Marian Keyes
'Haunting, tender and true - this story cast a spell on me' Kirsty Logan
'This haunting story about the power of love will give you the shivers' Best
'Wonderfully written and evocative' Woman & Home


A moving and gripping story about three extraordinary women from the Richard & Judy recommended bestselling author Julie Cohen.

Viola has an impossible talent. Her photographs seem to capture things invisible to the eye - only a leap of faith could mean they are real. Until one day a woman arrives in Viola's life and sees the truth - about her pictures, and about Viola.

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

Meanwhile, across 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?


Driven by passionate, courageous female characters, SPIRITED is your next unforgettable read!


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Chapter Three
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Nineteen
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Chapter Thirtyfour
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Chapter Thirtyeight
Chapter Fortyone
Chapter Fortythree
Chapter Fortyseven
Chapter Fortynine
Chapter Fifty

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Chapter Twentysix
Chapter Twentynine
Chapter Thirtytwo
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About the author (2020)

Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for the Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold over a million copies; DEAR THING and TOGETHER were Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Julie lives in Berkshire with her son and a terrier of dubious origin.

You can find Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or you can visit her website: www.julie-cohen.com.

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