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From top 10 best seller 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 20th century.  

What happens when the truths you have built your life on start to crumble?

Emma Temple sits looking out of the window in her beautiful apartment in the heart of London, surrounded by memories of her younger years as one of England’s most influential artists. Nearly 90, it would be easy to overlook her as a forgetful older lady. But Emma’s past, including her great love affair which survived two world wars, is about to come crashing into the present. 

When her granddaughter Laura arrives asking questions about the portrait that hangs above her bed, Emma is transported back over 60 years. The picture was painted by the only man she ever truly loved, the one soul on Earth who knew her deepest secret. But when a newspaper claims that the portrait is a fake, everything Emma believed to be true starts to collapse. Suddenly, she is transported back to a sunny house in the south of France in 1923 and the moment when her life changed forever....

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.  

©2021 Ella Carey (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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