Act of Love, An: A sweeping and evocative love story about bravery and courage in our darkest hours

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 29-04-2021



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SKU: 9781405933360

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Pre-order the stunning new novel from the author of The Lost Girl and The House on the Edge of the Cliff ‘An outstanding and beautifully written story . . . tells a part of history that should never be forgotten’ Shirley Dickson, author of The Lost Children ‘I loved An Act of Love: it’s a virtual hug of a tale; warm, and engaging, and tender. Just what I needed’ Joanne Harris, Sunday Times bestselling author’I love Carol Drinkwater’s writing . . . So evocative of the south of France – you can almost smell the maquis . . . Engrossing’ Reader Review ________ It was an idyllic summer. Until they had to escape. France, 1943. Forced to flee war ravaged Poland, Sara and her parents are offered refuge in a beautiful but dilapidated house in the French Alps. It seems the perfect hideaway, despite haunting traces of the previous occupants who left in haste. But shadows soon fall over Sara’s blissful summer, and her blossoming romance with local villager Alain. As the Nazis close in, the family is forced to make a harrowing choice that could drive them apart forever, while Sara’s own bid for freedom risks several lives. Will Sara be reunited with those she loves? And can she ever find her way back to Alain? By turns poignant and atmospheric, this is the compelling new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Carol Drinkwater about the power of first love and courage in our darkest hours. ________’Carol skilfully draws us in to the beautiful Alpes Maritimes region of France to tell the story of Sara . . . the writing is evocative and Sara’s story is both moving and inspiring’ Sheila O’Flanagan, bestselling author of The Women Who Ran Away’Great storyline, great characters. A thoroughly enjoyable read’ Reader Review’Romantic, evocative and pulse-racingly dramatic’ Wendy Holden, Sunday Times bestselling author’Great storyline, great characters. A thoroughly enjoyable read’ Reader Review ‘I enjoyed it very much . . . it’s her best’ Elizabeth Buchan, author of The Museum of Broken Promises Praise for Carol Drinkwater: ‘I was hooked from the start’ Dinah Jefferies ‘Carol Drinkwater’s writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form’ Jenny Colgan ‘Beautifully woven and compelling’ Rowan Coleman ‘Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets – I loved this’ Santa Montefiore

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 464