. From the bestselling author of the woman on the Orient Express comes a haunting novel of two women—one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it. At the close of world war ii, London is in ruins and Rose Daniel isn’t at peace. Eight years ago, her brother disappeared while fighting alongside Gypsy partisans in Spain.
The Snow Gypsy #ad - Eight years since she rescued a newborn girl from the arms of her dying mother and ran for her life. She has always believed that nothing could make her return…until a plea for help comes from a desperate stranger. Now, rose, lola, and the child set out on a journey from the wild marshes of the Camargue to the dazzling peaks of Spain’s ancient mountain communities.
The Woman on the Orient ExpressLake Union Publishing #ad - Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.
Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets. Nancy nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair.
The Woman on the Orient Express #ad - Her cabinmate katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets.
Whisper of the Moon MothLake Union Publishing #ad - Her only escape is through the silver screen, where she can forget the world around her. When estelle catches the eye of a dashing American heir with connections to a major motion-picture studio, he also captures her heart. But just as her dreams are poised to come true, she discovers that her own family is keeping a much more shocking secret from her—one that changes everything she’s believed about her past.
From the author of the color of secrets and the woman on the orient Express comes a poignant novel inspired by the Hollywood legend—and the secrets of—actress Merle Oberon, famous for playing Cathy to Laurence Olivier’s Heathcliff in the film Wuthering Heights. For nineteen-year-old estelle thompson, going to the cinema is more than a way to pass the time…it’s a way out.
Whisper of the Moon Moth #ad - Soon, estelle has a one-way ticket to London and a recommendation for a screen test. To get to the top, she must keep her Indian heritage concealed—and so begins her new identity as movie goddess Merle Oberon. In 1931 in calcutta, anglo-indian girls like Estelle are considered half-breeds, shunned by both English and Indian society.
The Color of SecretsLake Union Publishing #ad - Everyone has secrets, but some can change your life forever…In the midst of the Second World War, Eva receives the devastating news that her husband is missing and presumed dead. As her mixed-race daughter, grows up, louisa, how far will eva go to keep her safe and bury the past? And how far will Louisa go to uncover the truth?Revised edition: Previously published as With Love and Crocodiles: The Untold Story of a War Bride, this edition of The Color of Secrets includes editorial revisions.
The Color of Secrets #ad - . Despite their vastly different backgrounds, neither can deny the love that overcomes them in the frantic weeks that follow, when every day could be their last. After eva discovers she’s pregnant, Bill is shipped off to join the D-day fight, leaving her alone in a bigoted world. Neither wife nor widow, she meets bill, she lives in a numb state of limbo until, in the heat of an English summer, a black American GI.
Before the Rain Falls: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - Paloma vega, who’s visiting puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar.
Paloma and mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret. But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever. Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers―about roots, love, family, and what is truly important in life.
Before the Rain Falls: A Novel #ad - She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late. She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, reluctantly, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr.
The House at Mermaid's CoveLake Union Publishing #ad - But the secret alice asks jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected. With her true identity hidden beneath the waves, Alice grasps the chance to reinvent herself. But as she begins to fall for jack, she discovers he has secrets too—ones echoing the legend of a mermaid said to lure men into the dark depths of the sea.
For two strangers in the shadow of war, lost love, and haunting memories, is it time to let go of the past? Or to finally face it—whatever the risks? . She’s found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she’s a prisoner of war or a spy. As world war ii rages, love, mystery, and secrets collide on the English coast in a riveting novel by the bestselling author of The Snow Gypsy.
The House at Mermaid's Cove #ad - In april 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England. With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat.
A Fire SparklingLake Union Publishing #ad - But for every question answered, a new one takes its place. Faced with a truth that is not at all what she expected, Gillian attempts to shine a light not only on the mysteries of her family’s past but also on her own future. This gorgeously written multigenerational saga is a heart-wrenching yet hopeful examination of one woman’s struggle to survive, perfect for fans of The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.
England is on the brink of war as vivian hughes falls in love with a handsome British official, but when bombs begin to fall and Vivian’s happy life is destroyed in the blitz, she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…As Gillian learns more about her grandmother’s past, the old photo begins to make more sense.
A Fire Sparkling #ad - . Rattled by the discovery, gillian attempts to unravel the truth behind the photos, setting her off on an epic journey through the past…1939. An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller. From the usa today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a spellbinding novel about one woman’s love, loss, and courage during wartime.
After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, Gillian’s life gets even more complicated.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - Loved it and would definitely recommend. Netgalley reviewer, love, 5 stars ‘A phenomenal story of courage, murder and all the atrocities that go with war. I’ve read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and this one is definitely in my top 10 Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars. Highly recommended.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Everything about this book is amazing. The author has successfully penned a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation. Fans of the letter, the Alice Network and The Nightingale will be hooked. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - She can never forget the promise she made to the love of her life, 1951’ and a passport in another name, no matter what it cost her…When Evelyn’s niece Pat opens an old biscuit tin to find a photo of a small girl with a red ball entitled ‘Liese, to discover the truth about the mission that led to his death, she has some questions for her aunt.
I sat for the last 20% of the book in tears, sad but happy tears. One of the best characters in a book EVER! What a fantastic, beautiful, heart-wrenching tale, incredibly told. And evelyn is transported back to a place in germany known as ‘the forbidden village, haunting and compelling read about love, amongst shivering prisoners, ’ where a woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, to find the man who gambled with her husband’s life…A gripping, courage and betrayal set in the war-battered landscape of Germany.
An absolutely beautiful book.
The Dressmaker's GiftLake Union Publishing #ad - With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. War-scarred mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them. Two generations later, rootless and adrift, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, desperate to find a connection with her past.
But all three are hiding secrets. How will history – and their families – judge them?Paris, 1940 Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.
The Dressmaker's Gift #ad - In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. A washington post, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices.
Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history’s darkest era without being torn apart? .
When We Believed in Mermaids: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - It’s what her sister, kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world.
And unmistakable. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller. From the author of the art of inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel #ad - Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news…Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. Gone forever. With it comes a flood of emotions—grief, loss, and anger—that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.
After arriving in new zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.
What the Wind KnowsLake Union Publishing #ad - Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But there anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.
The ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own. As tensions rise, thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him.
What the Wind Knows #ad - But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make? Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. Thomas smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. An amazon charts, wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller. In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland.