By Jessica Brockmole
Luc Crépet is conversant in his mother’s bringing wounded creatures to their idyllic château within the French geographical region, the place therapeutic comes clearly amid the luxurious wildflowers and crumbling stone partitions. but his maman’s most recent venture is the main fantastic: a fifteen-year-old Scottish woman grieving over her mom and dad’ destiny. A curious baby with an inventive soul, Clare Ross reveals solace in her connection to Luc, and he or she in flip conjures up him in methods he by no means idea attainable. Then, simply as by surprise as Clare arrives, she is long gone, whisked away through her grandfather to the farthest reaches of the globe. Devastated through her departure, Luc starts off to jot down letters to Clare—and, while she strikes from Portugal to Africa and past, the reminiscence of the summer season they shared retains her grounded.
Years later, within the wake of worldwide battle I, Clare, now an artist, returns to France to aid create facial prostheses for wounded infantrymen. one of many cautious veterans who involves the studio turns out widely used, and as his masks takes form underneath her palms, she acknowledges Luc. yet is that this soldier, made sour by way of conflict and betrayal, an identical boy who as soon as wrote her wistful letters from Paris? After battle 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 lifestyles unforgettable characters and the wealthy ancient interval they inhabit, Jessica Brockmole exhibits how love and forgiveness can redeem us.
Praise for Jessica Brockmole’s Letters From Skye
“A impressive tale of 2 ladies, their loves, their secrets and techniques, and international wars [in which] the great thing about Scotland, the tragedy of warfare, the longings of the guts, and the struggles of a kin torn aside via 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 profitable saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, writer of The Dressmaker
“A sweeping and candy (but now not saccharine) love story.”—USA Today
“[A] amazing little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A attractive love tale that celebrates the ability of hope.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, writer of The Language of Flowers
From the Hardcover edition.
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At the Edge of Summer: A Novel by Jessica Brockmole