Today I have a special treat for you... I stumbled across it this week when I rearranged my kindle library so show the unread books first and foremost. I'm really trying to get through the ginormous backlog of the kindle TBR. So, I found -
A FIRE SPARKLING by Julianna Maclean
This is the most wonderful love story. It's an epic love, at an epic time in history. It's the story of Gillian's grandmother - of the love she had, the loves she lost and the lives she lived. There is love, there is loss, there are secrets and lies. There is a twist and a war and then another twist and another and just when you think you know everything and your heart can't break more... there's the biggest twisting, ugly cry heartbreak of them all.
A few days in Gillian's life change the history of her entire family by charting the years her grandmother hid.
I really loved this book and will be reading again and again just to torture myself with the love and the loss that is so beautiful.
After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian’s life gets even more complicated. Rattled by the discovery, Gillian attempts to unravel the truth behind the photos, setting her off on an epic journey through the past…
1939. England is on the brink of war as Vivian Hughes falls in love with a handsome British official, but when bombs begin to fall and Vivian’s happy life is destroyed in the blitz, she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…
As Gillian learns more about her grandmother’s past, the old photo begins to make more sense. But for every question answered, a new one takes its place. Faced with a truth that is not at all what she expected, Gillian attempts to shine a light not only on the mysteries of her family’s past but also on her own future.