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The Girl You Left Behind
Sophie takes care of the home front while her husband Edouard goes to war. When Paris falls to the Germans in World War l, Sophie works at her hotel to serve the German. One day, a new Kommandant sees a portrait of Sophie painted by Edouard and an obsession begins that leads to Sophie making a horrible decision. A century later, the portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston who suddenly discovers the painting’s true worth. Its troubled history is revealed and Liv’s world is turned upside down.
The Vacationers: A Novel
The Posts take a trip to Mallorca with their extended family and friends to celebrate Franny and Jim’s 35th wedding anniversary, and their daughter Sylvia’s graduation from high school. The Balearic island offers escape from the tensions of city life Manhattan but the vacation takes a turn when things don’t go according to plan. Old humiliations are brought up and ancient wounds are picked open. This isn’t the family vacation they wanted but it’s definitely one they’re going to have.