About Wickwythe Hall
May 1940. The Germans invade France and the course of three lives is upended. Annelle LeMaire is a French refugee desperate to contact her Legionnaire brothers. Mabry Springs, American wife of a wealthy Brit, is struggling to come to terms with a troubled marriage and imminent German invasion. And Reid Carr, American representative of French champagne house Pol Roger, brings more than champagne to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Their paths entwine when Churchill and his entourage take refuge at Wickwythe Hall, the Springs' country estate hidden from the full moon and German bombers beneath a shroud of trees. There, as secrets and unexpected liaisons unfold, Annelle, Mabry and Reid are forever bound by the tragedy they share.
Part Downton Abbey, part Darkest Hour, Wickwythe Hall was inspired by an actual confrontation between the British and French navies in July 1940. A story of love, loyalty, and heartrending choices, Reader Views calls Wickwythe Hall a "whirlwind novel" that "will no doubt leave an imprint on your heart long after you finish reading."
Winner, Historical Fiction, 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
IPPY Award Winner for Best Regional Fiction (Europe)
official selection of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club
2018 Reader Views Readers Choice Award for Historical Fiction
Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction 2018
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner--Honorable Mention
"...a riveting and enlightening mix of history and fiction that puts a human face on the costs of war...engaging..." Forward Reviews
"If you love history, beautifully rendered characters, and stories that will tug at your heart, add Wickwythe Hall to your list." Book Perfume
"Little's characterization of Churchill is so well done. She makes his personality and presence so real. Mabry was a charater to be admired for her decisions and actions. A good read with a satisfying ending." Historical Novels Review
"Judithe Little tackles war and masterfully boils it down to personal moral dilemmas. Beautifully written and rich with atmosphere, the narrative strands are seamlessly interwoven into a top-notch story where characters are pushed to unforeseen places. Little is a gifted writer who with remarkable insight confronts the timely questions of just how much loyalty is owed to country, family, and to preserving the past. Wickwythe Hall is a stellar achievement." Ann Weisgarber, author of The Glovermaker, The Promise, and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree
"...an emotional and touching story about the lives of three people during World War II, at the time of Hitler's invastion of France in 1940. Inspired by real people and events in history, this whirlwind novel will no doubt leave an imprint on your heart long after you finish reading." Reader Views
© Judithe Little 2016