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By Jessica Brockmole

The acclaimed writer of Letters from Skye returns with a rare tale of a friendship born of proximity yet boundless within the face of separation and war.
 
Luc Crépet is acquainted with his mother’s bringing wounded creatures to their idyllic château within the French geographical region, the place therapeutic comes obviously amid the plush wildflowers and crumbling stone partitions. but his maman’s most modern undertaking is the main awesome: a fifteen-year-old Scottish woman grieving over her mom and dad’ destiny. A curious baby with a creative soul, Clare Ross reveals solace in her connection to Luc, and she or he in flip evokes him in methods he by no means concept attainable. Then, simply as by surprise as Clare arrives, she is long gone, whisked away by way of her grandfather to the farthest reaches of the globe. Devastated via her departure, Luc starts to put in writing letters to Clare—and, while she strikes from Portugal to Africa and past, the reminiscence of the summer time they shared retains her grounded.
 
Years later, within the wake of worldwide battle I, Clare, now an artist, returns to France to assist create facial prostheses for wounded infantrymen. one of many cautious veterans who involves the studio turns out prevalent, and as his masks takes form underneath her palms, she acknowledges Luc. yet is that this soldier, made sour by means of conflict and betrayal, a similar boy who as soon as wrote her wistful letters from Paris? After conflict and such a lot of years aside, can Clare and Luc recapture how they felt on the fringe of that long-ago summer?
 
Bringing to existence unforgettable characters and the wealthy ancient interval they inhabit, Jessica Brockmole indicates how love and forgiveness can redeem us.
 
Praise for Jessica Brockmole’s Letters From Skye
 
“A outstanding tale of 2 ladies, their loves, their secrets and techniques, and international wars [in which] the great thing about Scotland, the tragedy of conflict, the longings of the center, and the struggles of a relatives torn aside by means of disloyalty are brilliantly drawn.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Tantalizing . . . bound to please readers who loved different epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”—Stratford Gazette
 
“An soaking up and lucrative saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, writer of The Dressmaker
 
“A sweeping and candy (but now not saccharine) love story.”USA Today
 
“[A] surprising little jewel.”Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“A alluring love tale that celebrates the ability of hope.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, writer of The Language of Flowers

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