Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author of several novels. A full-time author and mother of three, she lives in Alabama and South Carolina. Find out more at PattiCallahanHenry.com.
We often read novels to become lost in the landscape of another world, and one of my favorite destinations is the English countryside. When I find a novel that takes me to the rolling hills and jagged sea cliffs, to the hedgerows and hidden gardens of England, I am as good as gone. There is a certain mystique surrounding the geography of the English countryside, and the best novels capture that tender charm while immersing us in a riveting story.
When I sat down to write The Secret Book of Flora Lea, set in Oxfordshire in the hamlet of Binsey, I was inspired by the books with a similar captivating setting. Here are some of my favorites! These books, each in a different time and place, explore that enchanting world.