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Beyond a Broken Sky by Suzanne Fortin
About the Book
Some secrets are better left buried…
2022 – Stained-glass expert Rhoda Sullivan is called to Telton Hall to examine a window designed by an Italian Prisoner of War during WW2. It should be a quick job but when she and the owner’s son, Nate Hartwell, discover a body underneath one of the flagstones in the chapel, Rhoda cannot let the mystery go. She knows what it’s like to miss someone who is missing – her twin brother disappeared just before their eighteenth birthday, and she has been looking for him for nearly a decade. But when the threats start, it’s clear someone doesn’t want the secrets of Telton Hall to come to light.
1945 – Alice Renshaw is in trouble. Sent away to hide her shame, she is taken in by Louise Hartwell who has a farm in Somerset worked by prisoners of war. As her belly grows, Alice finds solace in new friendships, but not everyone at Telton Hall is happy about it. And even though peace has been declared in Europe, the war at home is only just beginning…
Have you ever wondered about the story behind the stained-glass windows around the world? What’s the story of their creator and how they made them?
This is the story of Rhoda Sullivan, who after visiting a window designed by an Italian Prisoner of War discovers a skeleton underneath the chapel. And, on the other side, the bitter life of Alice Renshaw in 1945, who has to go to a farm after being left in the altar and pregnant, a place where prisoners of war work and life is more difficult than she expects.
This is a beautiful and intriguing story; told between two different timelines but with a connecting point, the stained-glass window. But I think that this is much more than just a historical mystery, but a small window to show us life during WW2 and how people coexisted with prisoners of war.
I have to say that I was more intrigued with Alice’s story than Rhoda; her life seemed more difficult but her fight to have a little bit of happiness made me want to hug her. Even if Alice’s struggles with her long missing brother shows her flaws, sometimes it felt a little bit cold. But, as you know, you don’t have to love every character in the story, only to connect with it, and the author, Suzanne Fortin makes you want to know more about not only the characters but the real story surrounding the facts.
This is an addictive and very well plotted story, to discover some new interesting facts and make you love this book.
Are you ready to discover “Beyond a Broken Sky”?
About The Author
AUSA Today and Amazon UK & USA bestselling author, withThe Girl Who Lied and Sister Sister both reaching #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her books have sold over a million copies and translation rights for her novels have been sold worldwide. She was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives with her husband and family.