Map of the Heart

Map of the Heart

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"From World War II to present-day America; from the Nazi resistance to the 21st century; from the deepest corners of the heart to the furthest limits of love -- Map of the Heart is a moving, sophisticated story of fathers and daughters, love and loss, secrets and lies, rebellion and redemption."

-- Jane Green

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a deeply emotional and atmospheric story that spans oceans and decades, from the present-day Delaware shore to the battlefields of WWII France.

Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter Julie in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her.

Camille, Julie, and Camille's father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories -- recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Proven#65533;al countryside that they will uncover their family's surprising history.

While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille's future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her -- a feeling that she thought she'd never experience again.

"Susan Wiggs seamlessly melds historical drama with contemporary romance," raves Mary Kay Andrews. Now, this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet -- a beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062425485
006242548X
9780062677112
Branch Call Number: FIC WIGGS
Characteristics: 351 pages

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Sep 12, 2017

I have always enjoyed the stories of Susan Wiggs and this has to go down as one of my favorites. This is an interesting tale of love that takes place in the present time and travels back to the end of World War II in France. Love has been lost and fear has taken in its place in Camilles life, but as the story progresses she is forced to move into the world again. But she is not the only person who find love. Through her restoration of photos she pieces together the story of her father and his mother and her love. Delightful story with characters that makes your heart warm as they travel through their journey in life. One of her best books.

debwalker Aug 02, 2017

A Good Reads Pick of the Month for August 2017: "In this heartwarming novel, a woman mourning her husband's death is propelled into an adventure when a mysterious package arrives from her father's family in France."

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