The Secrets Between Us written by Laura Madeleine, publisher Transworld Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.
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High in the mountains in the South of France, eighteen-year-old Ceci Corvin is trying hard to carry on as normal. But in 1943, there is no such thing as normal; especially not for a young woman in love with the wrong person. Scandal, it would seem, can be more dangerous than war.
Fifty years later, Annie is looking for her long-lost grandmother. Armed with nothing more than a sheaf of papers, she travels from England to Paris in pursuit of the truth. But as she traces her grandmother’s story, Annie uncovers something she wasn’t expecting, something that changes everything she knew about her family – and everything she thought she knew about herself…
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Laura Madeleine’s latest novel: The Secrets Between Us.
Wow! The Secrets Between Us is such an exquisite story, it will certainly be hard to beat in the Best of the Best for 2018 for me.
Laura Madeline’s writing style is stunningly beautiful in this novel, it almost felt poetic. The words swept me away to two different time frames to the South of France 1943 when a small village, surrounded by mountains, was in the hands of the Italian army. With the uncertainty of war, the new Italian control and now an influx of refugees temporary seeking shelter in the village, life was so different for the locals. Lack of food and now sharing with the army and refugees led to people taking risks with the black market and poaching. People feared the newcomers but young Ceci Corvin was captivated by one particular refugee and a friendship soon blossomed between Ceci and Madame Reiss. 18 year old Ceci and the young Jewish woman would sneak off together and share elicit moments foraging for food, escaping the humdrum of reality and breathing in the crisp mountainous air; like cleansing their soul.
After a while the locals and newcomers with the Italian Army were living in a unique harmony but this was not to last. Fear of life took hold and life for many in Saint Antoine, including Ceci, would never be the same again.
Fifty years later Annie was working in England and happened by chance to find a closed file on her Grandmere Ceci. Annie’s mother and Ceci had had a falling out years ago and had lost touch. Will this closed file hold a thread of information for Annie to find her long lost Grandmother?
We follow Annie and Ceci on two very different journeys. Journeys of self-discovery, a forbidden love, of growing up in a war torn country. Facing heartbreak, loss, betrayal and conflict. A truly stunning story that will captivate you.
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