The Designer

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - His name is Christian Dior. Realising his genius, copper urges Dior to strike out on his own, helping to pull him away from his insecurities and towards stardom. As the city rebuilds and opulence returns, can Copper make a new, love-filled life for herself? Winner of the rna historical Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs.

The Designer #ad - While the city celebrates its freedom, she’s stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. With just a camera and a typewriter, she takes her own advice and ventures into the wild and colourful world of fashion journalism. Soon copper finds herself torn between two very different suitors, questioning who she is and what she truly wants.

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The Ocean Liner

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America? Particularly worrying to rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. As war engulfs europe, 1, 500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future.

Cousins masha and rachel morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. And then there’s young thomas, a nazi with a secret…But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat.

The Ocean Liner #ad - America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing. Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm.

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The Parisians

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - When hitler’s right-hand man moves in and makes her his pet, whose brusque instructions may be a shield for something more…Within the hotel, while Arletty, she sees an opportunity to help the Resistance—and draw closer to Jack, her contact, one of France’s best-loved actresses, famed designer Coco Chanel quickly learns that the new regime could work to her benefit, shocks those around her—and herself—with a forbidden love.

But as the war reaches its terrible end, all three women learn the true price of their proximity to the enemy. For in the shadow of war, is anyone truly safe? In occupied paris, one woman risks everything to help bring down the Nazis. Paris, 1940 The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses.

The Parisians #ad - For american olivia olsen, working as a chambermaid at the hotel means denying her nationality and living a lie, every day bringing the danger of discovery closer. The nazis have occupied the city—and the Ritz.

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The Original Sin

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#ad - Until the package from america arrives: the graphic photo of her daughter Eden, and the impossible demand for ten million dollars. Will it end in damnation or salvation? Triumph or tragedy? The answer lies in a passionate love story, an ancient mystery--and a secret which will change lives forever. Mercedes eduard--rich, powerful and still beautiful--lives quietly on her Costa Brava estate, her turbulent past behind her.

The Original Sin #ad - It all begins with The Original Sin. Also by marius gabriel: a house of many roomS ‘A sexy, gripping thriller that doesn't miss a beat. Kirkus reviews the seventh moon ‘few thrillers have as strong a sense of atmosphere and adventure as this fascinating tale. Chicago Tribune. This is no ordinary kidnapping.

From the international bestselling author of THE MASK OF TIME and THE SEVENTH MOON. Its roots go back beyond the spanish Civil War to an original sin which has shadowed three generations and now links its heirs in a twisted chain of revenge.

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Take Me To Your Heart Again The Redcliffe Sisters Book 2

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Because family is the tie that binds tightest of all. This is the second title in the Redcliffe Sisters series and follows on from Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye. Optimist chiara has had to grow up fast, chiara and felicity must learn to confront life’s challenges with passion, Isobel, to set aside teenage dreams and make way for the unexpected realities of adulthood—but who can she count on for help? Meanwhile Felicity has challenges of a more spiritual nature: will her journey of self-discovery lead her away from the convent she thought was her calling?Separated by distance and war, strength—and unity.

The eldest of the redcliffe sisters, impulsive and ideological, Isobel, strives to make herself heard in a world distracted by violence. Tensions between three sisters, divided by life and love, are about to spill over into all-out conflict. It is 1942 and the world is at war. But her ambitious new path is strewn with obstacles, not least a private scandal that threatens to become public.

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Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye The Redcliffe Sisters Book 1

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - In a period of irreversible change, the redcliffe sisters face monumental love and loss that will stretch the bounds of sisterhood to their limits…As the perils of World War II loom ever closer, Chiara is more interested in the joyful whirl of the season than matters of faith or ideology. And then there’s felicity, the youngest and most introverted of the Redcliffe sisters, who is about to take her vows and enter the convent against her sisters’ wishes.

Meanwhile older sister isobel is forced to face her misguided Fascist political beliefs in Nazi Germany as the shocking realities of the regime hit home. But even her breezy innocence cannot survive the harsh lessons of heartbreak and war. But a chance meeting with an American soldier threatens the very foundations of her decision.

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye The Redcliffe Sisters Book 1 #ad - As each sister follows her own path, will their differences force them apart and take them beyond the realms of forgiveness?Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye is the first book in the Redcliffe Sisters series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.

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The Seventh Moon

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#ad - But when he is delayed, half-Chinese and unwelcome there, Francine, is forced to begin a terrifying journey. Then one day a soft-spoken young woman walks into her New York office on the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. Francine cannot begin to imagine the places Sakura has been, the horrors she has endured--or the secret that gives her the strongest motive in the world to lie.

. From the international bestselling author of THE MASK OF TIME and THE ORIGINAL SIN. But when the war ends, all traces of Ruth have vanished; years of searching bring only heartbreak. Her name is sakura, and she hints that she may be Francine's daughter. Seeking to escape a world exploding in nightmare, Francine ultimately makes a gut-wrenching decision: to entrust Ruth to strangers in order to save the child's life.

The Seventh Moon #ad - Three decades later Francine is a formidable businesswoman, pouring all her energies into her companies. What francine does not know is that beneath Sakura's calm surface lives the heart of a warrior. As world war ii rages, francine lawrence and her small daughter, Ruth, wait in the fading splendor of Raffles Hotel in Singapore for Francine's British husband.

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Gabon: A Magical Novel of Nineteenth Century Africa

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#ad - From the international bestselling author of Wish Me Luck as you Wave me Goodbye comes an enchanting novel of late 19th Century Africa. Also by marius gabriel: the mask of time ‘Keeps you reading while your dinner burns… Great fun. Cosmopolitan the seventh moon ‘few thrillers have as strong a sense of atmosphere and adventure as this fascinating tale.

Gabon: A Magical Novel of Nineteenth Century Africa #ad - Chicago Tribune. Packed off to the equatorial colony of Gabon to avoid a scandal, Jean-Patrice is plunged from the City of Light into the Heart of Darkness. But when he embarks on a passionate affair with the beautiful wife of a superior, his brilliant career in the Civil Service goes south. Told with humor and compassion, this is the story of a young man's coming of age in the last months of the 19th Century.

Intelligent, charming and handsome, Jean-Patrice has Paris at his feet. In the company of cannibals, witchdoctors and a gorilla named Chloe, ghosts, he is forced to revise everything he has learned and find the true meaning of courage and love.

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Songs in Ordinary Time: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Now, marie has met a new man: omar Duvall, who talks about opportunities and riches but so far seems only to sponge off the Fermoyles. It is the summer of 1960 in Atkinson, Vermont. With no help from her alcoholic ex-husband, Marie Fermoyle is raising three children on the edge of poverty. Young benjy, though, may eventually reveal a disturbing secret that could shatter all her hopes.

A portrait of a family as well as a town and its secrets, Songs in Ordinary Time is “a gritty, beautifully crafted novel rich in wisdom and suspense” The Miami Herald. A lonely, desperate single mother like Marie is easy prey for con men, but she resists the temptation to doubt him. This new york times bestseller of a troubled family in 1960s Vermont is “teeming with incident and characters, often foolish, even nasty, but always alive” The New Yorker.

Songs in Ordinary Time: A Novel #ad - Alice’s brother norm is a hotheaded sixteen-year-old, who seem to live an orderly, and twelve-year-old Benjy is isolated and full of anxieties, looking with yearning at the Klubocks next door, peaceful life much unlike his own family’s. An oprah’s book club selection from an author nominated for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, it is “extraordinary.

 .  . Her seventeen-year-old daughter, Alice, is becoming emotionally involved with a local priest in a staunchly Catholic town that disapproves of Marie’s divorce. A deeply satisfying story” USA Today.

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The Mask Of Time

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#ad - A compelling read. Publishers weekly a house of many rooms ‘A sexy, gripping thriller that doesn't miss a beat. Kirkus reviews the seventh moon ‘few thrillers have as strong a sense of atmosphere and adventure as this fascinating tale. Chicago Tribune. A wartime sin reaches out of the grave to poison those born from its seed.

From the international bestselling author of THE ORIGINAL SIN and THE SEVENTH MOON. At the day of reckoning is the cycle of love and betrayal doomed to repeat itself, danger, or can the truth redeem three haunted generations? Also by Marius Gabriel: THE ORIGINAL SIN ‘Pulsing with romance, and suspense.

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Lisette's List: A Novel

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Random House #ad - In 1937, young lisette roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. Great strength is its lovingly detailed setting.

. Pascal begins to tutor lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Are abundantly evident in her new novel. The washington post “This historical novel’s. With german forces spreading across europe, and the rise of Vichy France, the sudden fall of Paris, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings #11.

Lisette's List: A Novel #ad - Find the paintings in my lifetime. Through joy and tragedy, lisette learns to forgive the past, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, to live robustly, and to love again. Praise for lisette’s list“vreeland’s love of painters and painting, her meticulous research and pitch-perfect descriptive talents.

Readers will enjoy lingering in the sun-dappled, fruit-scented Provençal landscape that Vreeland brings to life. The boston Globe.

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