The promise, now available in paperback, received rave reviews from critics and captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Has shades of willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, and Conrad Richter. Publishers weekly, ohio, starred review Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, in the wake of a terrible scandal.
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And though oscar tries to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably between them. Meanwhile, oscar’s housekeeper, for Nan Ogden, Catherine’s sudden arrival has come as a great shock. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams.
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How much of who we are is destiny and how much chance?in 1934, the three Miss Allens – Ruby, Adeline and Clara – arrive in the seaside town of Remarkable Bay for their annual summer holiday. The usa today bestselling novel. It's the last time they'll spend summers as a family. It's only when the women discover an old guest book that they start asking questions about the mysterious third Miss Allen.
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Virginia’s new parents’ marriage is full of secrets and tensions she doesn’t quite understand, and their wealthy neighbor, drops by too often, Max Deering, taking an unwholesome interest in the family’s affairs. A gothic, psychological mystery and atmospheric coming-of-age story, The Orphan of Salt Winds is the portrait of a woman haunted by the place she calls home.
Ten-year-old virginia wrathmell arrives at Salt Winds, to meet her adoptive parents—practical, dependable Clem and glamorous, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, mercurial Lorna. In her, virginia might have a chance at retribution and a way to right a grave mistake she made as a child. Elizabeth brooks’s gripping debut mirrors its marshy landscape—full of twists and turns and moored in a tangle of family secrets.
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The marsh, with its deceptive tides, is a beautiful but threatening place.
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For twelve-year-old martha “sonny” Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family’s cotton farm. She, planting, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their land—hoeing, picking—but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way her father does. Sonny has a talent for divining water—an ability she shared with her father and earns her the hated nickname “water witch” in school.
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When malena sevilla's tidy, she finds a lettersigned with an A”which reveals that her mother is very much alive and living in San Isidro, carefully planned world collapses following her father’s mysterious suicide, a quaint town tucked in the Andes Mountains.