If you loved The Letter by Kathryn Hughes and The Hourglass by Tracy Rees you’ll be swept away by this stunning summer read.
Italy, 1958: Rachael is a young widow with a small child. After a lifetime of running for survival, of not knowing who to trust and where to call home, she finds herself in a place of safety. On a sun-drenched Italian island for one carefree summer the troubles of her past fade away and she falls in love. But will Rachael’s new-found happiness bring her further heartache?
England, 2017: Sophie has a handsome husband, a gorgeous house in the English countryside and a successful career as an anthropologist. But the one thing she longs for is a baby of her own. As she struggles to conceive, cracks begin to appear in her marriage. So Sophie throws herself into her work and tries to seek comfort in childhood memories of her beloved grandmother Rachael.
One afternoon, Sophie finds a forgotten letter and an exquisite silk bracelet hidden in Rachael’s old writing desk. Intrigued, she begins to unravel the extraordinary story of her grandmother’s past – and a secret that has the power to change everything…
The Photograph is an utterly beautiful and compelling story of love, loss and a family secret spanning generations.
Why readers are falling in love with The Photograph:
‘Oh how my heart broke… Oh I cried… magnificent… I was truly enthralled with this captivating story.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars
‘Absolutely beautiful!… I am blown away… A stunning story that took me over. Heartwarming and hopeful… a masterpiece. Absolute perfection! Whatever you do, don’t miss this one!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars
‘A glorious treat of a novel with two historical threads… amazing… gripping… I was captivated all the way… leaves you wanting more! Loved it!’ The Book Trail, 5 stars
‘Oh my this is one seriously beautifully written and heart breaking tale… I had to have a box of tissues on standby… captivated by the story… I became addicted to reading it. I just had to read on and on and on… one of my favourite books of the year so far… a joy to read.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved this story, it is an incredibly powerful yet a tender and tragic story… I was totally absorbed, silent tears rolling down my cheeks, smiling the next – a totally uplifting read… totally captivating and will squeeze your heart yet leave you uplifted… I loved every single word from the beginning to the end.’ Crooks on Books
‘Excellent… heart-breaking read… a wonderful story between the past and the present… this is historical fiction at its very best… an engaging, intriguing read which will hold you in its grip until the very last sentence… exquisitely beautiful.’ Shaz’s Book Blog
‘Utterly enthralling. I honestly haven’t read a book of this calibre before… magical… simply stunning… a wonderful, wonderful read that I will be holding in my heart forever.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Compelling… tugged at my heart strings… heart wrenching… these two stories were woven together so seamlessly… the perfect blend of the past and the present… kept me turning the pages quickly…’ Audio Killed the Bookmark
‘Beautiful, intriguing and kept me hooked to the pages of this brilliant book… my heart broke… whisked me away to another time and place… stunning… a beautiful novel about love, loss and family. I loved it!’ Katie’s Book Cave, 5 stars