Secrets of a Charmed Life

By Susan Meissner

Secrets of a Charmed Life
Secrets of a Charmed Life

The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of War travels from the present day to England during World War II, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime..Today, 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 she has kept for decades..beginning with who she truly is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. England, The 1940s. Hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside as Hitler wages an unprecedented war against the civilian population of London. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy's burning ambition to return to the city and pit her against Julia's deep need for the presence of her sister with a fashion designer. As the Luftwaffe rains its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated and their lives are transformed..

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Berkley

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Feb 3, 2015

  • ISBN

    9780451419927

  • FORMAT

    Paperback

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    416

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