By Jessica Brockmole
Luc Crépet is familiar with his mother’s bringing wounded creatures to their idyllic château within the French nation-state, the place therapeutic comes clearly amid the plush wildflowers and crumbling stone partitions. but his maman’s most recent undertaking is the main astounding: a fifteen-year-old Scottish lady grieving over her mom and dad’ destiny. A curious baby with an inventive soul, Clare Ross unearths solace in her connection to Luc, and she or he in flip evokes him in methods he by no means inspiration 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, at the same time 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 global conflict I, Clare, now an artist, returns to France to assist create facial prostheses for wounded squaddies. one of many cautious veterans who involves the studio turns out established, and as his masks takes form underneath her hands, she acknowledges Luc. yet is that this soldier, made sour by means of conflict and betrayal, an identical 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 lifestyles unforgettable characters and the wealthy historic interval they inhabit, Jessica Brockmole indicates how love and forgiveness can redeem us.
Praise for Jessica Brockmole’s Letters From Skye
“A awesome tale of 2 girls, their loves, their secrets and techniques, and international wars [in which] the great thing about Scotland, the tragedy of struggle, the longings of the guts, and the struggles of a kin 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 no longer saccharine) love story.”—USA Today
“[A] incredible little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A alluring love tale that celebrates the facility of hope.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, writer of The Language of Flowers
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At the Edge of Summer: A Novel by Jessica Brockmole