The Bookseller’s Daughter
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‘Wonderfully gripping’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Many years ago, at a time when the world was on fire, a young girl hid priceless manuscripts where they could not be destroyed. She protected them on this island, but she paid a steep price for it. This is her story…’
Italy, 1944: After a devastating attack on her family’s bookshop, Helèna finds herself searching for somewhere she can heal her heart. And when she takes refuge in the convent on the island of Santa Caterina, she finds peace cataloguing the rare books in the island’s library.
But when war reaches the island, everything changes. An injured soldier washes up on the shore and, desperate to keep him safe, Helena risks everything to protect him. And as the Nazis advance on the island, searching for valuable manuscripts, Helèna realises she must protect her home – no matter the cost…
Present day, New York: Heartbroken after the end of her engagement, Francesca is desperate for a new beginning. And when her boss unexpectedly asks her to travel to Italy to acquire a rare manuscript from a private collection, she leaps at the chance.
When she arrives on the beautiful Italian island of Santa Caterina, the last person Francesca expects is to meet handsome and enigmatic Thiago, an Italian collector also keen to buy the manuscripts. But the pair soon discover that the books were hidden during the Second World War and have never been found. With just a young woman’s diary to guide them, they begin to piece together the mystery…
An unputdownable and emotional story of bravery, love and sacrifice from the author of million-copy bestseller, Watch Over Me, and Amazon No. 1 bestseller, The Italian Villa. Perfect for fans of Fiona Valpy, Victoria Hislop, and The Letter by Kathryn Hughes, readers will be absolutely hooked on The Bookseller’s Daughter.
What readers are saying about The Bookseller’s Daughter:
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‘Wonderful… A total page-turner… I was gripped from the beginning… five star read.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Brilliant… Exactly what I hoped it would be. A wonderfully gripping story… I couldn’t wait to get back to the story each day.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘A heart-breaking, unputdownable story… Amazing. I loved everything about this story… Incredible.’ Page Turners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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