A Winter’s Love

Caught somewhere between love, hate, and indifference, Emily Bowen’s marriage is hanging on by a thread. After being let go from his job, her husband pulled away from her, and the distance continues to grow during their family’s sabbatical in Switzerland.

With their relationship as cold as the wind baying outside, Emily finds unexpected warmth in a man from her past. As she contemplates seizing the connection she’s been craving, Emily must decide if she’s willing to sacrifice the life she’s built for an unseen future.

Poignant and powerful, this is a timeless tale of the turmoil that comes with falling in—and out—of love, and “a convincing story of mixed loyalties and divided affections” (Kirkus Reviews).

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.

Originally published in 1957

Genre: Adult fiction

A Winter's Love


“[A Winter’s Love] intrudes on a marriage, during a rather disconsolate time when professor Courtney Bowen- having been cased out of his job-takes his wife Emily and his two daughters for a year in the Haute Savoie. A convincing story of mixed loyalties and divided affections, sympathetically differentiated and domesticated for women.”
-Kirkus Reviews, 1957

“Can you believe that I never really finished this book of my grandmother’s published in 1957 until the other day? … But oh! What she does with setting and sentence structure is just masterful. The French Alps of Chamonix really BECOME another character – you really feel as if you are there!”
-Léna Roy (granddaughter of Madeleine L’Engle), Goodreads, 2016

“A Winter’s Love is a study of relationships, marriage and family set in the background of self-discovery.”
-Vandana, Book Escapade Blog, 2017

“What I love most about Madeleine L’Engle is the relationship she develops between the characters and the reader. There is a sense of connection there, a familiarity that so many authors just don’t quite form. It’s the way you can listen to a best friend or lover talk about the mundane and every word, while a casual acquaintance can prattle on and you just can’t be bothered to care. Madeleine L’Engle makes you bother to care!”
-Bookgasms Book Blog, Goodreads, 2017