Barbara Erskine’s THE DARKEST HOUR shortlisted for Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards

Barbara Erskine’s latest novel THE DARKEST HOUR is shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards in the Epic category. Five other authors our shortlisted in this category, including Elizabeth Buchan and Alison McQueen. Category winners will then go on to compete for the £5000 Romantic Novel of the Year Award. All winners will be announced at a sparkling London ceremony on 16 March.

THE DARKEST HOUR is published by HarperCollins. An epic tale of love and heartbreak set in World War II and the present, Lucy’s husband is killed in a bizarre car accident and a painting he was to have restored leads Lucy back to the life of the artist, Evie. Finding a painted-over figure of a WWII pilot behind Evie’s self-portrait, Lucy unravels the mystery of the two men in Evie’s life, and their relevance to Lucy’s own.

Barbara Erskine is the author of the bestselling novel LADY OF HAY, which has been continuously in print for 29 years and is published in 26 languages.

Praise for Barbara Erskine:

'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable.' -- The Times