The Lost Sister of Fifth Avenue
“Absolutely fantastic… I couldn’t put this book down… This book pulled at the heartstrings and wouldn’t let go… Wow, I’m completely overwhelmed with emotion. I wish I could give ten stars. Loved it!!… Phenomenal.” PageTurners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
New York, 1938: As Martha looks out at the blossom-covered trees in Central Park, she is a world away from Europe and the threat of war. But when a telegram arrives from Paris from her sister Charlotte, telling of the death of their Jewish friend Anita, Martha’s life changes in an instant. With the threat of the Nazi invasion growing and Charlotte all alone, Martha travels to Paris to convince her sister to return home.
When Martha arrives, she finds a city preparing for war. Soldiers patrol the cobbled streets, Nazi flags are flown over Paris’s most beautiful buildings, and families flee with whatever they can carry. Clutching her sister tightly, Martha knows that Charlotte has already decided to stay and join the war effort.
Working alongside a Frenchman named Louis, Charlotte carries messages for the Resistance and hides Anita’s precious art collection from the Nazis. But as she spends more time with Louis, Charlotte knows that her heart and her future lie in France, whatever the risk. In New York, Martha vows to help Jews trying to flee to America only to be met with impossible odds.
But as the war rages, Martha and Charlotte’s determination will be tested like never before. And when Charlotte uncovers a shocking secret about her family which threatens her own life, can she find the strength to protect those she loves the most?
From top ten bestselling author Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking novel about the strength of sisterly love and the courage of the women of the Resistance. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, All The Light We Cannot See and Fiona Valpy.
This novel can be enjoyed as a standalone.
What readers are saying about The Lost Sister of Fifth Avenue:
“Make sure you have tissues on hand for this… I absolutely adored this book! I could not put it down, probably the fastest I have read a book… If you enjoy historical fiction, you will love this. The perfect book to curl up on the sofa with.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was captivated… made me cry… Do yourself a favour and make sure you read right to the final word…This beauty is not to be missed.” New Girl by the Sea, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You better have tissues at the ready, I cried like a baby at the end! Wonderful! 5+ stars, I recommend this for everyone! You will love Martha and Charlotte: they stole my heart!” MyCatReads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Emotionally-charged, captivating read… The collected effect of these women telling their stories is powerful and leaves you on the edge of your seat, page after page… beautiful, transforming… I absolutely loved it!” Cindy L Spear, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Heartbreaking, gripping historical fiction… I could not put this down… A truly riveting read and one I highly recommend to fans of historic fiction.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You will need a box of tissues by your side while reading this beautifully-written, heartfelt novel… I love Ella Carey’s books!” BookAddiction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Ella Carey hits another home run with the fourth instalment of her Daughters of New York series… Gem of a story!” Toreadistobreathe, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A book that will be with me for a long time to come… Heartbreaking. However, strength, hope and courage shone through time and again in this stunning read. I want you to read this book so much.” Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐