A beautiful, gemma, heartbreaking novel of war and loss and the resilience of the human spirit’ Rosemary, Netgalley ReaderThe USA Today bestseller!Young nurse, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job. There, in a boarded-up cupboard, is a tin that reveals the secret letters and heartache of Alice Le Breton, wrapped in old newspapers, a young volunteer nurse who worked in a casualty clearing station near the front line.
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Broken Faces: A story of love, betrayal and hopeGreen Shutter Books #ad - Top 500 reviewer vine voicefans of guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will enjoy. It’s only when the two men are fighting for survival in the trenches of Northern France that Charles discovers their betrayal. Heartbroken, meredith joins the Voluntary Aid Detachment and is posted to nurse at a hospital in Amiens.
She pleads with her parents to let her become a nurse in France, but her father refuses to sign the necessary papers and she must be content with driving ambulances in London. Freddie is secretly in love with Charles's fiancée, Meredith Sutton. It is ultimately a story of how love can triumph over adversity in the most unexpected way.
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. Philippine Islands. I turn the thick envelope in my palm, slide out the tightly folded pages, and unfold the thin paper, taking care not to tear the letters that were important enough to keep for a century. My dearest alice“great-grandpa was in the Philippines?” I ask. Oh no. A top 100 amazon bestseller! Inspired by real, hundred-year-old love letters.
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Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. Katie nelson is going through a divorce and while cleaning out her house and life in the aftermath, she comes across the stamp collection of her father, who recently went into a nursing home. As he falls for elena amidst the brutal chaos of war, Kristoff must find a way to save her, and himself.
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The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true storyOne More Chapter #ad - And nothing less’ aliza ziegler, without leaving any room to imagination’ yehudith rotem, editor-in-Chief at Proza Books, Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House‘Great courage is needed to write as Adler does – without softening, Haaretz newspaper‘This is a book we are not allowed not to read’ Leah Roditi, without beautifying, At Magazine .
I stroked his cheek, it’s really you…dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, whispered, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war. But one day in 1944, everything changes. My brother’s tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. The nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour.
One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz. Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten. Malka adler’s extraordinary novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee.
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Praise for the brothers of auschwitz‘i sat down and read this within a few hours, enthralling, read in order to know … It is harsh, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ Amazon reviewer‘The story is so incredible and the author writes so beautifully that it is impossible to stay indifferent’ Amazon reviewer‘It is a book we all must read, earth-shattering, rattling – but we must.
Letters from ParisBerkley #ad - But these days she feels something is lacking. Under the watchful eye of a surly mask-maker, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offers insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother.
From the new york times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light. After surviving the accident that took her mother’s life, Claire Broussard has worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown.
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As claire explores the unknown woman’s tragic fate, she begins to unravel deeply buried secrets in her own life.
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Braving the gritty streets of the barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret’s fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision. One that will echo through the generations. San francisco: present dayin her elegant Marina apartment overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah Havensworth struggles to complete the novel she quit her job for.
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An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom. San francisco: 1876immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies.
The Fire by Night: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo’s heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops.
Surrounded by cruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can. Nearing her breaking point, to the times she shared with her best friend, Kay, she fights to hold on to joyful memories of the past, whom she met in nursing school. Half a world away in the pacific, women, one of thousands of Allied men, Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy.
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In war-torn france, jo mcmahon, an italian-Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. With rich, superbly researched detail, teresa messineo’s thrilling novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and the sustaining power of love and friendship, and illuminates the lives of the women who risked everything to save others during a horrifying time.
Far from the familiar safety of the small pennsylvania coal town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor.
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To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries—the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician—she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction. But the car's new owner, a flight from europe, a Jewish lover, the glamorous Annabelle Dommerich, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, and a love so profound it transcends decades.
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