Thursday, May 10, 2018

Map of the Heart - Susan Wiggs

Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, accomplished photographer Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and is content with 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 about to embark on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her.
Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father, Henry, return to the French town of Henry’s youth, sparking unexpected memories for him—recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Proven├žal 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 an American historian who stirs a passion deep within her—a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again.
Brilliantly written and infused with Susan Wiggs’s trademark style, this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet in MAP OF THE HEART—an instant New York Times bestseller on the hardcover list. MAP OF THE HEART beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.

About the Book

Map of the Heart
by Susan Wiggs
Seriesn/a; standalone
Contemporary Romance
PublisherAvon Books
Publication DateApril 24, 2018

Though the story was a bit slow to start the story took off. The twist of WWII mixed with current day troubles was interesting. The tug between mother and daughter learning to live, truly live after a tragic accident rings true to life. As I read the beautiful landscape of Southern France with the sunshine on a warm beach was the perfect setting. It was easy to picture myself there, the water lapping at the sand as I watched the waves.Map of the Heart so much more than a love story. It's written as a perfectly twined love story and historical fiction, which is hard to do and do right, but Susan Wiggs did it. Map of the heart is a historical fiction/romance that takes you on a journey of secrets and betrayals, heartbreak followed by the understanding that love will always find a way. The book covers a span of time that was filled with unforgettable memories in history, but I will remember the love story the most.

SUSAN WIGGS is the author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and her most recent, instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.

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1 comment:

  1. So grateful for your review. I appreciate it more than words can say. Thank you!