Secrets of a Charmed Life
- Publish Date: 2015-02-03
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Susan Meissner
The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime...
Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burdenâone that will test her convictions and her heart.
1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against Londonâs civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmyâs burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Juliaâs profound need for her sisterâs presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...