The day is finally here – Sophie Anderson’s sweeping story, The Sapphire Cove, is now available in paperback (Bookouture). A page-turning read about love, loss and letting go, this is a novel for fans of Jodi Picoult and Lucinda Riley.

Following the success of Anderson’s debut novel The Butterfly Gardenwe cannot wait for readers to dive into this latest new story. Bookouture celebrated the launch of The Sapphire Cove with this eye-catching asset:

Early reviews have been glowing:

I was completely gripped, and gutted when it finished– I wanted to stay with those people for longer.’ Beth Miller

‘This was such a beautifully heartwrenching and at times heartbreaking story that I was captivated by the whole way through… I disappeared within the pages for a few hoursI loved itGoodreads reviewer

I just dived in… I loved it, so absorbing and a real page turner… I was very sad to reach the end of what was a stunning story and I can’t wait to see what this author writes next and where it will be set.’ A Book ‘n Brew 2 Blog

My mother kept me. But she let my only sister go…

Flora has fled from her broken marriage to take care of her sick mother, in an isolated farmhouse with ice on its windows. She is shaken by her mother’s pale worn face and is determined to make her feel safe and looked after. But as she draws heavy curtains and lights fires, she makes a shocking discovery. Hidden at the bottom of a drawer lies a crumpled photo of a smiling baby girl she doesn’t recognise. A photo her mother refuses to talk about…

As Flora delves into the story behind her mother’s secret photograph, begging her for details, she is devastated to uncover a hidden teenage love affair, a dark betrayal and two little girls tragically split apart. Flora’s childhood was lonely and quiet, and she is shocked to learn things should have been very different.

As the world Flora knows crumbles around her ears, she is rescued from darkness by Joseph, a man she has never met, who has travelled from his far-away home above a sapphire cove in the Philippines. As they sip tea at Flora’s battered kitchen table Joseph begs Flora for her help. The baby in the picture is someone from Flora’s past, and she is dying.

With the clock ticking, Flora boards a plane, desperate to meet the girl from the photograph. But nobody gets to decide who dies and who stays alive. Will she arrive in time, or is she too late to find out why two innocent little girls were forced to live on opposite sides of the world? And will finding the truth about her real family free her from the pain of her past? 

A huge congratulations on this very special day, Sophie! And if you have not purchased a copy yet, you can order it here.