Book News : The Silent Hours by Cesca Major

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.


1952, France

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.

1940

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!

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Married with two sons in their early 20's, by day I'm an Inclusion Lead in a local school. I recharge my batteries by reading and being out in nature. I've been blogging for six years, four of those years exclusively about the literary world and during that time awarded Romance Blogger of the Year at the inaugural Festival of Romance. I'm enjoying the freedom of lifestyle blogging and sharing my love of anything that makes life easier! As well as a lover of words, I'm a stationery addict and lifelong learner. I believe strongly in early help for special educational needs, disability and families who are struggling. I'm a member of my local Early Help Board and it's an honour to be working alongside others to instigate change and growth.