April Yates

Ghost Orchid Press



ISBN: 9781739996864


Publication date: 23 August 2022

Rights: World



In the aftermath of WWI, Adelaide Frost is on the run from a family who do not understand her. Hoping to do some good, she signs up to become a nurse at Ashthorne, a manor house newly designated as a convalescence home for injured soldiers. She quickly falls in love with the owner’s daughter, Evelyn, who hides a warm heart beneath a chilly exterior. But Evelyn has her suspicions about what’s really happening at the hospital, and as Adelaide helps her investigate, it soon becomes apparent that there are more inhabitants residing at Ashthorne than first thought.

A romantic Gothic treat perfect for fans of Sarah Waters and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Ashthorne is the debut novella by Derbyshire author April Yates, who was inspired to tell this story by the Ice Age art carved into the walls of local caves.

April Yates

APRIL YATES is a writer of dark and queer fiction, living in Derbyshire, England. She has short stories appearing or forthcoming in Ghost Orchid Press, Black Hare Press, and Black Ink Fiction. She also suffers from a micro-fiction addiction, leaving them scattered across the web and in various anthologies.