In this gripping WWII time-slip novel from the author whose books have been called “propulsive” and a “must-read” (Publishers Weekly),
Grace Tonquin is an American Quaker who works tirelessly in Vichy
France to rescue Jewish children from the Nazis. After crossing the
treacherous Pyrénées, Grace returns home to Oregon with a brother and
sister whose parents were lost during the war. Though Grace and her
husband love Élias and Marguerite as their own, echoes of Grace’s past
and trauma from the Holocaust tear the Tonquin family apart.
than fifty years after they disappear, Addie Hoult arrives at Tonquin
Lake, hoping to find the Tonquin family. For Addie, the mystery is a
matter of life and death for her beloved mentor Charlie, who is battling
a genetic disease. Though Charlie refuses to discuss his ties to the
elusive Tonquins, finding them is the only way to save his life and mend
the wounds from his broken past.
About The Author
Writing fiction is Melanie Dobson's
excuse to explore abandoned houses, travel to unique places, and spend
hours reading old books and journals. The award-winning author of almost
thirty books, Melanie enjoys stitching together both time-slip and
historical stories including The Curator's Daughter, Memories of Glass,
and the Legacy of Love novels (legacyofloveseries.com). Five of her
novels have received a Carol Award for historical fiction, Catching the
Wind's audiobook won the 2018 Audie for Inspirational Novel, and The
Black Cloister was ForeWord's Book of the Year for Religious Fiction.
Her next time-slip novel, The Winter Rose, comes out in January 2022.
and her husband, Jon, have two daughters. After moving numerous times
with Jon's work, the Dobson family has finally settled near Portland,
Oregon, and they love to travel and hike in both the mountains and the
cliffs above the Pacific. When Melanie isn't writing, she enjoys
exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, dancing, and reading stories
with her girls.
More information about Melanie and
her books is available at her website (melaniedobson.com) or at the
following social media platforms:
This read will constantly tug at your heart, there are so many emotions,
and shinning brightly is Love. There is foremost a love of God, and
then of their fellowman. This is a story that spans decades, and then
back again. Showing the part the Quaker's played in rescuing the
children that were slated to die at the hands of the evil regime.
author has gifted us with some characters, you will fall in love with,
that give it all for others. Then there are those that seem to have to
hit rock bottom, or further and we are there through the words of the
author to savor this read.
This quickly became a page turner for me, and when it was finished, I didn't want to leave.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Tyndale, and was not required to give a positive review.
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