UK/Ireland/Australia publication: July 27, 2017
US/Canada publication: January 12, 2018
Years ago, frightened by passion, Eve settled for less: marrying safely, building a solid, ordinary life. Now she longs for more.
One day, treasure-hunting for a friend’s antique shop, she finds a mysterious instrument, carved with twining vines. It sends her on a quest – and into a compelling connection with a young man, the son of an old flame. He is twenty years younger than she is, a musician, a seeker, a bohemian—and, to her amazement, he’s pursuing her
Can this euphoric connection last? Eve finds herself defenseless against the force of her fantasies. But she cannot retreat back to safety; she is no longer the woman she was. And even now, she can hardly imagine the woman she will become.
Say My Name is more than a love story. It is the story of a woman finding herself through a lover’s eyes, and discovering a strength and independence she never knew she had. On this journey of self-empowerment, Eve will jettison shame and propriety, following only the call of her spirit and the promise of a new, unconventional life.
Say My Name is a clarion call to adventures of the heart, and a whisper into every woman’s ear: Hear the music! It was written for you.
Praise from other writers
“Allegra Huston is a fluid, intelligent storyteller, a writer of beautiful, sexy prose. I love her frankly gleeful portrayal of a woman following her own desires and instincts, wherever they lead, to unexpected and unplanned adventures. Say My Name is the Fear of Flying for the 21st century.” — Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man and Trouble
“Say My Name is a dazzling debut about a highly-charged and very sensual affair. Skilfully crafted, original and beautifully written, it is an engaging and erotic read. Loved it!” — Santa Montefiore, bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Daughter, Secrets of the Lighthouse, and The French Gardener
“Beguilingly sexy and seriously smart all at once! How unusual, how delightful, how fun!” — Lara Santoro, author of Mercy and The Boy
"At last. A sexy and serious novel that deals with that persistent prejudice - love between an "older woman" and a younger man. Sensational - and surprisingly sweet." — Rachel Johnson, author of the Notting Hell trilogy
“Absolutely terrific: powerful, beautifully paced, controlled and assured. An extremely perceptive look into the female psyche.” — Elizabeth Buchan, prizewinning author of Consider the Lily and Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
“Intriguing, sexy and honest” —Joanna Briscoe, author of Sleep With Me
“A delicious novel – elegant, poignant, erotic” – Kate Beaufoy, author of The Gingerbread House and Liberty Silk
“In this sensual novel Allegra Huston lays barethe rules of love and attraction, portraying with great insight the vulnerability that comes with the urgency of infatuation, along with its dangers.” — Francesca Marciano, author of The Rules of the Wild and The Presence of Men
"A sexy tale featuring a complicated woman of a certain age. What's not to like?" — Lucinda Rosenfeld, author of Class
“A whisper on the skin, a jolt in your core—Say My Name is both gentle and fearless: an intelligent, intimate, beautifully written love story that delves into the secret music of desire." — Joan Juliet Buck, author of Daughter of the Swan and The Price of Illusion