⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story from the first page to the last… Will have you smiling and crying at the same time as it pulls at your heartstrings… This unputdownable story is a must-read.” Book Reviews by Caroline
From bestselling author Ella Carey comes an utterly gripping and sweeping historical novel about terrible choices and heartbreaking family mysteries. The past holds more secrets than we can ever imagine…
1946. Young, beautiful artist Rebecca survived the devastating war that claimed the lives of so many of the men and women she grew up with. Her friends have returned as empty shells or not at all. But although peace has been declared, Rebecca is still fighting at home. Her controlling mother will stop at nothing to prevent Rebecca from following her dream to become a painter.
When Rebecca meets dashing young Edward, a pilot during the war, she discovers both love and an escape. Edward makes her feel truly loved, alive and excited about her future and art. But when Edward takes Rebecca to visit his childhood home on the sweeping coast, their trip ends in tragedy. Edward’s father commits suicide and, consumed by grief, Edward is faced with a terrible choice: love or family?
Utterly distraught, Rebecca goes out to the shore by moonlight to paint. Under the stars, she stares into the waves, thinking about her life. The next morning she has disappeared without a trace, leaving behind only a pencil on the sand. Finding the truth will change everything for those who were left behind…
Fans of My Name is Eva, Rhys Bowen and Lucinda Riley will fall head over heels in love with Secret Shores.
Readers are totally captivated by Secret Shores:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My favorite read in my 50 years on this earth. This book speaks to me. It grabs you and holds you until the end… Definitely a must read. Thank you Ms Carey for such a wonderful gift.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Carey has done it again, written a story that is moving, compelling and not-put-down-able. I savored every word… I highly recommend this story, it is multifaceted, enthralling and just so darn good I didn’t want to put it down. Thank you Ms Carey for another book that is going to stay with me for a long time.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I LOVED it!… The twist towards the end of the book was excellent and the ending was perfect.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved every word and didn’t want the book to end… A timeless love story that turned me to mush… I was 100% invested in Secret Shores. It’s terrific.” The Book Lover’s Boudoir
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Historical fiction at its finest! This is one of those books that makes you say “Wow!” when you’ve finished it… I was very engaged with the characters and genuinely cared about what happened to them. I look forward to reading more from this author.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Spellbinding. Another can’t-put-it-down book. I couldn’t wait to finish it and now I am sad it’s over. Can’t wait for the next one. Please don’t ever stop writing.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I didn’t want to put it down. You’ll travel through time with this book that starts off in 1946… Life, love, art, and struggles of loss.” Goodreads Reviewer