I was browsing on Amazon’s Kindle store for new releases and Cesca’s The Silent Hours blurb grabbed my interest.
I knew Cesca was a contributor to Novelicious but didn’t know she had written a novel (I know, where have I been!). Exciting!
An epic, sweeping tale set in wartime France, The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart:
Adeline, a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past;
Sebastien, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically;
Tristan, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves from Paris to settle in a village that is seemingly untouched by war.
Beautifully wrought, utterly compelling and with a shocking true story at its core, The Silent Hours is an unforgettable portrayal of love and loss.
A woman sits with no past and no future. She is being watched over by the nuns at Saint Cecilia in South West France. Mute ever since she turned up at their door in the weeks following the defeat of Germany. Her name is Adeline and she has a secret.
Sebastian, a young Jewish businessman living in Limoges has fallen in love with a local girl. But as the mood in the country darkens it seems their future is threatened.
Nine-year-old Tristin and his family are leaving Paris for the safety of the French countryside. They settle in a quiet village in the unoccupied zone where life appears unaffected by war.
Adeline and her family run the small shop on the high street. As the war progresses their stories become inextricably intertwined. And when an event rocks their peaceful village nothing will ever be the same…
Cesca’s debut is publishing 4th June 2015 by Corvus
Sounds fabulous doesn’t it!