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About Ella Carey
Ella Carey is the USA Today and Amazon charts bestselling author of Secrets of Paris series, Paris Time Capsule, The House by the Lake, and From a Paris Balcony, as well as the standalone kindle bestsellers, Secret Shores, The Things We Don’t Say and Beyond the Horizon, set around the brave, unsung Women’s Airforce Pilots of World War Two.
Ella's new book, A New York Secret, is the first in her new Daughters of New York series and published in March, 2021. Laced with all the glamour of New York, the book is set in an exquisite Uptown restaurant where Lily Rose is training to become head chef in the 1940's. Ella traveled to New York to research the book, which involved going incognito on foodie tours, visiting some of New York's most famous restaurants, and exploring the atmospheric streets of Greenwich Village. The whole experience resulted in her developing a serious addiction to cannoli, a passion for The Strand Bookstore, a love for The Village, and a series of new novels set in New York, set to be released across 2021, 2022, and 2023.
The second book in the trilogy, The Lost Girl of Berlin, published in July 2021, and is set in the aftermath of the Second World War amongst the ruins of Berlin and then, in fabulous post war New York. The book tells the story of Kate Mancini, an American war correspondent who breaks all the rules and rescues a German orphan girl from a ruined house in Berlin, and is the culmination of Ella's travels to Berlin and the German countryside, and her research into New York.
The Girl from Paris is the third book in the series, and will release on January 4th, 2022. The book tells the story of Vianne Mercier, a marvelous character from A New York Secret. Ella and her editor both fell in love with Vianne, and knew there had to be a book about her. Set in Paris just like Ella's earlier novels, and also in Jazz Age New York city, Ella is incredibly excited to share Vianne's dramatic story with her readers in early 2022!
Ella was born in Adelaide, Australia, and was educated at the University of Adelaide, completing a music degree in classical piano at the Elder Conservatorium, and an arts degree with a double major in History and English Literature.
Ella lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family. Ella's house is run by one darling elderly Italian Greyhound, and one puppy called Sassy who thinks she is the boss! And Ella's garden is managed by four chickens, Miss Pertelote, Annie, Harriet and Fox's Dinner.
Ella has recently signed a nine-book deal with Hachette UK imprint Bookouture. Bookouture have published all of Ella’s previous books, which have reached over a million readers and will also be releasing Ella's New York series. This sweeping historical series, featuring unforgettable characters, will tell the stories of dazzling hopes and difficult dreams in America, before, during and after the Second World War.
Ella’s first six novels were originally published by Lake Union. The House by the Lake and From a Paris Balcony, books two and three in Ella's Paris series were nominated for Australian Romance Reader Awards for best historical fiction, and, along with Paris Time Capsule, have been translated into over a dozen languages. Her New York series have been sold for translation into several languages.
When she’s not writing, Ella is studying Italian, French and art. She loves to walk along the beach, read, go to the theatre and play the piano. She also loves to chat with her readers, and would be delighted for you to join her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ellacareyauthor/, and on her website at www.ellacarey.com, where you can find more information about the background behind her books, and join her mailing list for regular updates about her upcoming novels.
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The cobbled streets were dark as Isabelle hurried through the shadows, dodging in and out of doorways, constantly looking back. She worried the sound of her loudly thumping heart would give her away, as she peered around a corner. Suddenly, Isabelle was surrounded by Nazi soldiers, their black boots pounding on the pavement, barring her way…
1939, Berlin. Max Albrecht is the young and handsome heir to a beautiful house on a lake where he spent his happy childhood. As war approaches, his parents tell him he must join the Nazi party or the whole family will be killed. But when his beloved French fiancé Isabelle shows him the horrifying truth, Max faces an impossible choice: protect his family or save the girl he loves?
2010, San Francisco. Anna Young is content with her life, running a bustling deli and taking care of her adored grandfather Max, who raised her. Max has never spoken of his past until he hands over an old map, the plans to a grand house just north of Berlin. With a shaking finger, he points to it and says, “I left something behind under the floorboards. Please bring it home before I die.”
When Anna arrives at the crumbling manor in Germany, she discovers a hidden engagement ring in a velvet box. She is desperate to find the woman her grandfather hoped to marry, but the local villagers look away when she mentions Max’s name, and back in San Francisco he is now in hospital, too unwell to speak to her. What did Max do so many years ago? Is Anna ready for the terrible secret that her family’s past may hold?
A gripping and heartbreaking novel that uncovers the secrets and devastating choices that people were forced to make during history’s darkest time. If you were captivated by My Name is Eva, The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See, you’ll adore The House by the Lake.
Readers are utterly captivated by The House by the Lake:
“Brilliant… It made me cry (can’t remember when I last did that)—I also laughed and felt sad when the book finished. I wanted to know what happened next… I highly recommend this book. Really looking forward to her next one.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I LOVED this book!! I didn’t want it to end because the story was so great and fast moving.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I NEEDED to know what happened. It kept me turning the pages… I have grabbed up the other two books in the set.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved this book! The history has such beautiful detail and it was also a beautiful love story!!! I felt like I was there with them!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I absolutely loved this book. I could not put it down and read it in one night.
1942, New York. As war rages in Europe, Lily Rose is grateful for her perfect life: the love of her wealthy uptown parents in their beautiful brownstone overlooking the park and her dream job as a chef at one of New York’s finest restaurants, the art deco dream that is Valentino’s. But in her heart, Lily is drawn towards the bohemian Sicilian community in Greenwich Village, where gorgeous fresh fruit spills onto the pavement and the smell of freshly baked cannoli tempt her inside every Italian deli.
Part of the attraction is Tom Morelli, talented chef at Valentino’s and handsome grandson of Sicilian immigrants, whose deep brown eyes call to her and set her heart on fire. As wartime rationing bites in the city, Lily and Tom stay up late, dreaming up delicious meals that will see Valentino’s through the war and distract New Yorkers from the threat of sons and sweethearts being called up. Lily knows he has found the key to her heart.
Then Tom receives a devastating summons that changes everything: he is drafted to Italy. He must return to his beautiful homeland to fight a desperate war.
Suddenly alone, with only the memory of Tom’s last kiss, Lily turns to her parents for support. But when her mother finds out about her relationship, she is furious. When the war ends, Lily’s duty is to marry the man picked for her, raise children and never work again. They give her a heartbreaking ultimatum: end her relationship with Tom and give up her job or lose her family and inheritance forever.
Lily knows she must follow her heart to Valentino’s and to Tom. But when Tom is declared missing in action, Lily is totally heartbroken. If she pursues her dreams, will there be anything left for her when the war is over?
From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will be captivated.
What readers are saying about A New York Secret:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.” Breakfast with Rachel
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a wonderful story, it gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it… I wish I could give it more stars.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will entrance you from the very beginning… Truly amazing and one I could not put down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list… Emotional and utterly unputdownable novel, inspired by true events.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story and right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how it was all going to play out. Highly recommended.
England, 1895. Louisa West, a young beauty from Boston, looks like she has it all: a handsome husband, she is lady of Ashworth Manor and one day she’ll be a duchess. But in truth, her life is falling apart. Louisa’s honeymoon is barely over when her husband deserts her, leaving her devastated and alone. She flees to Paris, longing to escape her grief, but finds only tragedy…
Boston, 2015. Life hasn’t been kind to Sarah West. In one year, she has lost both her parents and her marriage. After her father’s death, Sarah is sorting through his belongings when she finds a letter about her mysterious ancestor, Louisa. There have always been whispers in the family about Louisa’s suicide—from a high balcony in Paris—but as Sarah reads, she starts to question everything she was told. Desperate to leave her broken heart behind, she books a trip to Paris to find out more…
When Sarah arrives in the city of lights, the cobbled streets of Montmartre and the river Seine at twilight make her heart sing. Then, on the bookshelf of a beautiful Paris apartment, hidden inside the yellowing pages of an old novel, she finds a note about Louisa which shatters Sarah’s understanding of her family’s past. Did Louisa really throw herself from a Paris balcony? And when Sarah uncovers the truth, will it change everything about her future?
An utterly captivating and emotional historical novel from bestselling author Ella Carey that will transport you to Paris at its most glamorous. From a Paris Balcony will have fans of Rhys Bowen, Fiona Valpy and My Name is Eva totally gripped!
Readers are utterly enchanted by From a Paris Balcony:
“This book was amazing!!! Loved the story. Highly recommend. This is a book I will remember for a very long time.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A must-read!!… I never guessed the ending throughout the entire book! I didn’t want the story to end.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The setting in Paris and the mystery behind the suicide of Louisa keeps you hooked. I read this book straight through until morning.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Ms Carey has done it again, taken me on a journey back in time with heartfelt emotion, romance and drama I felt like I was back in these times… A fabulously written story… Truly, I loved this one from page one and can’t recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour and spend a few hours engrossed in this book. Thank you Ms Carey for another keeper.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A must-read. I was lost in the city of Paris… I could not put the book down as I was lost in that world and wanted to know what happened next.
Paris, 1918. The end of war is in sight, and young seamstress Vianne Mercier is longing for the day when she can stop sewing military uniforms and start creating the beautiful dresses that she has been dreaming up in her head.
But just when it seems like peace is within reach, Vianne’s mother and sister are killed in a terrible air raid. To make matters worse, Vianne’s brother has returned home a changed man. Controlling and cruel, he presents Vianne with an ultimatum; give up her dreams of becoming a designer, or be forced onto the streets, penniless and alone.
With nothing left for her in Paris but sad memories, she decides to sail for New York. Determined not to look back, she throws herself into her new life—spending her days sewing dresses for wealthy Upper East Side women, and her evenings dancing the Charleston to Duke Ellington in the new downtown clubs. When Vianne meets handsome Italian Giorgio Conti, he encourages her career, and she feels safe for the first time since she lost her family.
Then news of a terrible accident compels Vianne to suddenly return to France, where she discovers proof of a wartime secret that changes everything she thought she knew about her family. Facing the threat of sickness and ruin, the people who forced Vianne out of her home now suddenly need her help.
Will Vianne find the courage to follow her heart, return to New York and her life with Giorgio? Or will duty bind her to the family she had left behind and force her to remain in France?
From Amazon Charts bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly gripping and emotional historical wartime novel about the terrible choices people made during humanity’s darkest days. Fans of Fiona Valpy, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will adore this novel.
What readers are saying about Ella Carey:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I wish I could give this beautiful book more stars! It is absolutely a Five Star Gold book! It is so well written and historical fiction at its finest!” Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Ripped my heart right out of my chest and made me cry so much… My heart ached… Incredible.” The Book Lover’s Boudoir
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐️ “Wonderful! Wonderful!!!! I absolutely fell in love with this book!!!!!” Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Ohhhhh this book… I love this book… I was crying like a baby. That darn plot twist. I WASN’T READY OKAY?” Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.
The parcel arrived on an ordinary morning in the mailbox of her New York apartment, postmarked Paris. It was wrapped in brown paper and tied with a silk ribbon. Little did she know that the old brass key and letter it contained were about to turn her life upside down…
1940, Paris. Life is getting desperate for young Isabelle de Florian. Alone with her best friend in her apartment as the Germans tighten their hold on Paris, Isabelle knows that they must seek safety or die. For months she has been playing a dangerous game of secrets with the Nazis, trying to keep the people she loves safe. At last, she secures passage out of the city, packs her best jewels into a small suitcase and steps into the treacherous night…
New York, 2015. Photographer Cat Jordan is shocked when she receives a letter informing her that she is the sole heir of the estate of Isabelle de Florian. She was a friend of Cat’s enigmatic grandmother, who both lived in France until the Nazi occupation forced them to flee. The letter offers few details but is clear on one point: Cat must come to Paris in person.
When she arrives, Cat is enchanted by Isabelle’s beautiful apartment. But why did she leave it to a stranger? Determined to find the truth, Cat investigates her grandmother and Isabelle’s escape from Paris, and discovers that Isabelle was hunted by the Nazis in 1940. But as Cat searches through the dusty letters in the apartment, will the secret she finds change everything she knows about Isabelle and herself?
From bestselling author Ella Carey comes an utterly spellbinding novel about wartime secrets. Fans of Rhys Bowen, The Nightingale and My Name is Eva will keep this story close forever.
This book was first published in 2015.
Readers are utterly captivated by Paris Time Capsule!
“Wonderful! Wonderful!!!! I absolutely fell in love with this book!!!!! Such a timeless piece of work! This book will forever make me love Paris!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely stunning from start to finish. From the moment the author took me inside the apartment I was hopelessly trapped!… I was so lost in this stunning world… Simply magical… I highly recommend this read.”
“WOW... Just wow… I absolutely love this story and these characters... This story is filled with everything from romance to mystery.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OMG! This book is so wonderful! I would absolutely love to get a letter saying there was an apartment in Paris with my name on it, an apartment that had been left locked up for years no less. AHH!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow. Just wow.
1946, Berlin. War correspondent Kate Mancini is in Germany, reporting on the aftermath of the devastating war. For her readers back home in New York, she tells the stories of innocent families, trying to rebuild the wreckage of their lives now the soldiers have left at last. But in the Russian-held sector of Berlin on an icy winter’s day, Kate breaks all the rules, rescuing Mia Stein, a silent orphan who she fears will otherwise perish.
Together with her fellow journalist, handsome Rick Shearer, Kate manages to find a safe house for Mia before she returns to America and vows to keep in touch. Back home, the reality of post-war life for women is stark. Whilst Rick walks into his dream job, no newspaper will hire a woman. The editors laugh her out of their offices, telling her to get married and raise a family. Rick does all he can to support her, as she takes her first steps towards the new medium of television news, and their friendship deepens into something more.
Then tragedy strikes: Rick is falsely named as a communist sympathizer. He is arrested, blacklisted and faces prison.
Kate knows she must do all she can to free the man she loves. But that means returning to Germany, to seek out the little orphan girl who is her only chance at salvation. Kate and Rick saved Mia—will she help them both now? And even if Kate succeeds, freedom might never be hers when she returns home…
From Amazon Charts bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, All the Light We Cannot See and My Name is Eva will be totally captivated.
Readers are totally captivated by The Lost Girl of Berlin:
‘Historical fiction lovers, this is a MUST READ!… Heartbreaking story will move you to tears… Exceptional and will no doubt be in my top reads of 2021.’ Fourchalk Enterprises ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Moved me to tears… My first book by Ella Carey and I am already a fan!’ The Ardent Leo
‘Beautiful and beautifully written! I devoured it and couldn’t help but love and root for this amazing characters I grew quickly to love!… I adored the story, it’s simply awe-inspiring how much these people went through!’ NetGalley reviewer
‘A very good, quick enjoyable book! This author can somehow capture your attention from the first page and before you know it you’re at the end of an awesome book!… Another fabulous novel by Ella Carey!’ Avid Reader
‘I loved this book… Beautifully written and heart-wrenching at times, with a nice flow and pace and well-developed characters that were likable and relatable.
“A really stunning read!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was entranced from page one” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Emotional and compelling” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes a gripping, haunting and utterly captivating novel about love, secrets and betrayal in a story that spans the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century.
The truth can come at a terrible price…
1923, Provence, France. In the middle of a magical summer, artist Emma Temple gazes into fields of lavender, as her dearest friend Patrick Adams paints her portrait. Their passionate friendship is just beginning, and Emma is blissfully happy. Whatever is to come, she will have this picture as a reminder of their true love for each other. But Emma is hiding a secret that she fears may tear them apart…
1980, London, England. On an ordinary morning, an elderly Emma opens her newspaper to find a devastating story claiming that Patrick’s painting of her is a worthless fake. Emma is stunned and shocked—surely this cannot be true? Emma has staked her granddaughter’s future on the portrait—now the bank is threatening to recall the loan. In an instant, her world is overturned as the truths she built her life on start to crumble beneath her.
Patrick was the one soul on earth who knew her deepest secret. To prove the painting is truly authentic, Emma will have to reveal the truth and it may tear her apart…
An incredibly emotional and totally compelling historical novel about the relationships that shape us and the secrets we never forget. Fans of My Name is Eva, Fiona Valpy and Rhys Bowen will be completely transported from the very first page.
Readers are utterly enchanted by The Things We Don’t Say:
“I quickly lost myself… Breathtaking and incredibly moving… Beautifully written, full of emotion and a storyline that is impossible to forget. I adored this book.” Victoria Wilks
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A compelling story of love and secrets, a story lasting over sixty years through two world wars… You will not want to put it down… Really moving.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Thrilling to read as you encounter mysteries and suspense. Highly recommended for all readers.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Drew me into the story from the very first sentence and held me till the end… I definitely will read more by this author.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow… A wonderful story of art, love and friendships.” Karen Loves Reading
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Twists and surprises along the way.
“I wish I could give this beautiful book more stars! It is absolutely a Five Star Gold book! It is so well written and historical fiction at its finest!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
From bestselling author Ella Carey comes a sweeping story, inspired by true events, about the brave, forgotten female pilots who helped America win the Second World War. A story you will never forget and one that will always stay in your heart.
Sweetwater, Texas, 1943. With a devastating war taking the lives of the boys she grew up with and tearing families apart, Eva is determined to fight in any way she can. Leaving behind the man she’s loved in secret for years, she jumps at the chance to train with the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and meets girls she knows will be friends for life. But on one dangerous flight, guided only by stars, everything goes wrong. When Eva awakes, her body is broken and her memory gone.
Los Angeles, 1977. Eva appears to be a normal married woman with a family to be proud of, but behind closed doors, her life is imploding. Every week for thirty years, Eva has written to her wartime friends, but has never heard back. Now she has just discovered that her husband Jack has been lying to her for decades. He has never mailed a single one of her letters, despite knowing that Eva is desperate to unearth the truth of her last flight.
Alone for the first time in her life, Eva travels to Washington, D.C. in search of answers. Even though every day brings a new terrifying flashback of fighting for her life and frantically trying to escape from a burning plane, she will stop at nothing. But the shocking truth will rewrite her past and change her future—is Eva ready to uncover her own, devastating secret?
Gripping and heartbreaking, fans of Rhys Bowen, My Name Is Eva and The Alice Network will be utterly enchanted.
This book was first published in 2019.
Readers are utterly captivated by Beyond the Horizon!
“Ripped my heart right out of my chest and made me cry so much… My heart ached for Eva as she discovered the truth about her accident… Incredible.” The Book Lover’s Boudoir ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Ohhhhh this book… I love this book… I was crying like a baby. That darn plot twist. I WASN’T READY OKAY?” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Outstanding book! I absolutely adored it!… Gripping and so difficult to put down… So moving… 5 stars!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Completely drew me in… I cried with her… This book will be one of the best you read this year!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Broke my heart and put it back together again.
From bestselling author Ella Carey comes an utterly gripping and sweeping historical novel about terrible choices and heartbreaking family mysteries. The past holds more secrets than we can ever imagine…
1946. Young, beautiful artist Rebecca survived the devastating war that claimed the lives of so many of the men and women she grew up with. Her friends have returned as empty shells or not at all. But although peace has been declared, Rebecca is still fighting at home. Her controlling mother will stop at nothing to prevent Rebecca from following her dream to become a painter.
When Rebecca meets dashing young Edward, a pilot during the war, she discovers both love and an escape. Edward makes her feel truly loved, alive and excited about her future and art. But when Edward takes Rebecca to visit his childhood home on the sweeping coast, their trip ends in tragedy. Edward’s father commits suicide and, consumed by grief, Edward is faced with a terrible choice: love or family?
Utterly distraught, Rebecca goes out to the shore by moonlight to paint. Under the stars, she stares into the waves, thinking about her life. The next morning she has disappeared without a trace, leaving behind only a pencil on the sand. Finding the truth will change everything for those who were left behind…
Fans of My Name is Eva, Rhys Bowen and Lucinda Riley will fall head over heels in love with Secret Shores.
Readers are totally captivated by Secret Shores:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My favorite read in my 50 years on this earth. This book speaks to me. It grabs you and holds you until the end… Definitely a must read. Thank you Ms Carey for such a wonderful gift.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Carey has done it again, written a story that is moving, compelling and not-put-down-able. I savored every word… I highly recommend this story, it is multifaceted, enthralling and just so darn good I didn’t want to put it down. Thank you Ms Carey for another book that is going to stay with me for a long time.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I LOVED it!… The twist towards the end of the book was excellent and the ending was perfect.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved every word and didn’t want the book to end… A timeless love story that turned me to mush… I was 100% invested in Secret Shores. It’s terrific.” The Book Lover’s Boudoir
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Historical fiction at its finest! This is one of those books that makes you say “Wow!” when you’ve finished it… I was very engaged with the characters and genuinely cared about what happened to them.
Dall'autrice del bestseller La casa in riva al lago
Cat Jordan fa la fotografa a New York ed è pronta a cominciare un nuovo entusiasmante capitolo della sua vita insieme al fidanzato, il principe azzurro dell’alta società che ha sempre sognato.
Quando però viene a sapere di avere ereditato una casa in Francia da una sconosciuta, una certa Isabelle de Florian, tutte le sue certezze vengono meno. Parte subito per Parigi, dove scopre di essere l’intestataria di un appartamento in cui il tempo si è fermato: sotto strati di polvere si nascondono tesori risalenti alla Belle Époque. La cosa più strana è che i parenti della donna non avevano idea dell’esistenza dell’appartamento. Ma chi era Isabelle de Florian? E perché ha preferito lasciare la casa a un’estranea piuttosto che alla sua famiglia?
In cerca di risposte, Cat si immergerà nel passato, al punto da cominciare ad allontanarsi dalla vita newyorkese. E quando l’attrazione per il nipote di Isabelle diventerà innegabile, non sarà più in grado di decidere che cosa lasciar andare e cosa, invece, rivendicare come proprio…
Un appartamento nel IX arrondissement, sigillato per decenni, si rivela uno scrigno di antichi tesori
Si può chiudere il passato dietro una porta?
«Un libro meraviglioso, intrigante, che ti accompagna in un magico viaggio a Parigi.»
«Questo romanzo di Ella Carey è sensazionale, i lettori lo adoreranno. Mi ha ricordato Titanic, indimenticabile.»
«Una storia da leggere per prendersi una pausa dalla vita frenetica di tutti i giorni. Spero che diventi presto un film!»
Vive in Australia, ma ha una passione sconfinata per la terra e la cultura francese. Piccoli momenti d’amore a Parigi è il libro che l’ha fatta conoscere al grande pubblico internazionale. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato anche La casa in riva al lago, molto amato dai lettori di lingua inglese e tradotto in numerose altre lingue.
I segreti di famiglia sono custoditi dal tempo
Un destino così incredibile da non sembrare vero
Anna vive a San Francisco e si è costruita un’esistenza tranquilla e ordinata, fatta di giornate costellate di abitudini in cui gli imprevisti sono ridotti al minimo. Il suo mondo viene completamente sconvolto quando suo nonno Max, di novantaquattro anni, la mette a parte di un sorprendente segreto: la loro era una famiglia aristocratica che ha perso tutto durante la seconda guerra mondiale. All’epoca Max era stato costretto a fuggire dalla Prussia, abbandonando un oggetto prezioso. Adesso, dopo oltre settanta anni, vorrebbe ardentemente che la nipote lo andasse a recuperare. Nonostante si senta confusa per quelle rivelazioni, Anna parte per la Germania. Sono tante le domande che affollano la sua testa: cosa ha mai lasciato di così importante, suo nonno? E perché le ha nascosto la verità per così tanto tempo? Sarà Wil, un uomo che Anna incontra durante il suo viaggio, ad aiutarla a far luce sul mistero che ha di fronte. Insieme,
scoprono che i segreti della sua famiglia sono collegati a un appartamento abbandonato a Parigi…
Con una narrazione che alterna vicende degli anni Trenta a quelle dei nostri giorni, La casa in riva al lago è un romanzo che racconta come si possa lottare per raggiungere la felicità, senza sacrificare l’amore verso la propria famiglia e il proprio Paese.
Ai primi posti nelle classifiche della narrativa romantica
Una storia familiare ed emozionante che ha fatto il giro del mondo
«Una bellissima e misteriosa storia d’amore ambientata tra la seconda guerra mondiale e i giorni nostri. È stato favoloso immergersi nelle vicende di questa famiglia che ha avuto un destino così incredibile.»
«Che magnifica scrittura, e che passione dentro questa che è una delle storie d’amore più sofferte e ricche di speranza tra tutte quelle che ho letto.»
«Romantico, appassionante e ricco di intriganti storie dentro la Storia. L’unica cosa che non mi è piaciuta in questo romanzo è il fatto di averlo già finito!»
Vive in Australia, ma ha una passione sconfinata per la terra e la cultura francese. Il suo primo libro, Paris Time Capsule, l’ha fatta conoscere al grande pubblico internazionale. La casa in riva al lago è stato molto apprezzato dai lettori di lingua inglese, prima di essere tradotto in numerose altre lingue.