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An Act of Love

by Carol Drinkwater

Crime / Mystery Relationship Stories

An Act of Love Synopsis

**Available to pre-order now - the stunning new novel from the author of The Lost Girl and The House on the Edge of the Cliff** 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. 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

An Act of Love Press Reviews

A great and compassionate writer -- Danuta Kean Plenty of page-turning drama but also mouthwatering descriptions of Paris and Provence - Daily Mail

Carol Drinkwater writes with captivating eloquence . . . Full of secrets, tense moments and gorgeous descriptions - LoveReading

Emotional and tenderly written -- Elizabeth Buchan Carol Drinkwater's writing is always guaranteed to sweep me off my feet -- Rowan Coleman I was hooked from a start threaded with mystery and menace . . . The story kept me gripped as the past tragedy unfolded -- Dinah Jefferies Carol Drinkwater's writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form -- Jenny Colgan Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets - I loved this -- Santa Montefiore Praise for Carol Drinkwater - -

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ISBN: 9781405933360
Publication date: 29/04/2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405933360
Publication date: 29th April 2021
Author: Carol Drinkwater
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Relationship Stories,
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance, Historical mysteries,

About Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater was our Guest Editor in May 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Carol Drinkwater is a multi-award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC television series All Creatures Great and Small. She is also the author of over twenty books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her quartet of memoirs set on her olive farm in the south of France have sold over a million copies worldwide and her solo journey round the Mediterranean in search of the Olive tree's mythical secrets inspired a five-part documentary film ...

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