Reluctantly Home

The greatest friendships are sometimes found where you least expect them.

Pip Appleby seems to have it all, with her prestigious job as a human rights lawyer and her enviable London home. But then a tragic accident stops her life in its tracks, and in an instant everything changes. Retreating to her family’s rural farm and the humble origins she has been trying to hide, Pip is haunted by what she has done.

When she discovers the diary of actress Evelyn Mountcastle in a box of old books, Pip revels in the opportunity to lose herself in someone else’s life rather than focus on the disaster that is her own. But soon she sees parallels—Evelyn’s life was also beset by tragedy, and, like Pip, she returned to Southwold under a dark cloud.

When Pip and Evelyn’s paths cross in real life they slowly begin to reveal the hidden stories that are holding them back. Can they help each other forgive what happened in the past and, perhaps, find happiness in the future?


“This is a thoughtful, moving story and I really loved it.”
VINE VOICE, Kindle reader review

“Once I started reading this book I didn’t want to stop. I could hardly wait to find out what was going to happen next.”
Jasmine, Amazon reader review

“Heartfelt, complex, heart-wrenching and deeply moving, this story is a multi-layered work of art.”
Liberty, Amazon reader review

“Imogen Clark writes well, starting with a slow build before creating an interesting story of parallels.”
Megan, Amazon reader review


Reluctantly Home
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Available in: Paperback, ebook, audiobook
ISBN: 1542021200

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“A lovely, easy, heartwarming read that ends too soon!”

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“Connected by loss, a friendship blooms across the generations in this compassionate and nuanced story of endings and new beginnings.”

Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Skylark’s Secret