Thursday, December 10, 2020



I loved this story from the first page to the last.  This fast-paced story will have you flying through the pages.

Tess is an editor at a big publishing company in Manhattan in 1987.  Tess is forced to work with a author and make his book a bestseller.  Edward and Rebecca are living their life in Australia in 1947.  While the story takes place forty years apart and on different continents, the gap is bridged and eventually comes together.  The seamless transition between the different eras is so engrossing and captivating.  I loved the teachable moments that flowed across the generations, and how the author demonstrates the struggles of the past are sometimes the same struggles in the present day. This story will have you smiling and crying at the same time as it pulls at your heartstrings. This story of love, loss, heartache and hope is very intriguing.

This unputdownable story is a must read for anyone who likes a time-slip novel.  I love this author’s writing style, she is definitely a favorite.  I look forward to reading more books from this author.



Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Author:  Ella Carey
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: December 10, 2020 
Pages: 319 
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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.


Ella Carey is the international bestselling author of The Things We Don’t Say, Secret Shores, From a Paris Balcony, The House by the Lake, and Paris Time Capsule. Her books have been published in over fourteen languages, in twelve countries, and have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe’s entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women’s fiction, and modern European history. She lives in Melbourne with her two children and two Italian greyhounds who are constantly mistaken for whippets. Ella loves to connect with her readers regularly through her facebook page and on her website.

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