The English Wife is a USA Today bestseller!

We are unbelievably thrilled that Adrienne Chinn’s emotional historical romance The English Wife has made it into the USA Today bestseller chart at 91 and is at 9 in the Toronto Star bestseller chart for Canadian fiction! The sweeping novel is partially set in contemporary Newfoundland, an island off the east coast of Canada where Adrienne was born, and World War II England.  The English Wife was published by One More Chapter in June 2020, and was described as ‘an emotive and engaging read’ by Rosanna Ley, author of The Lemon Tree Hotel. 

VE Day 1945: As victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgess’ happiness is overshadowed by grief. Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action.

Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuries.

Travelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do. But nothing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new home…

September 11th 2001: Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the city’s history. While the world watches the news in horror, Sophie’s flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie.

Determined to discover what it was that forced her family apart all those years ago, newfound secrets may change her life forever…

This is a timeless story of love, sacrifice and resilience perfect for fans of Lorna Cook and Gill Paul.

Adrienne Chinn was born in an old paper-making town in the middle of Newfoundland in the middle of a snowstorm, late as usual. She grew up in rural Quebec, spent her teenage years in Montreal, and, after taking a MA in English Literature in Windsor, Ontario (where the best thing was the view across the river to Detroit), and a brief tenure as an editor on a textile machinery trade magazine (how do you make a knitting machine sound interesting?), retraced her English father’s footsteps back to England. In England, she worked as a TV and film researcher before embarking on a career as an interior designer, lecturer, and writer. When not up a ladder or at the computer writing, she often can be found rummaging through flea markets or haggling in the Marrakech souk.