Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine and is a weekly event to showcase upcoming, yet to published books we can’t wait to read.
The Silent Hours by Cesca Major
An epic, sweeping tale of love and loss inspired by heartrending true events in the Unoccupied Zone of 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;
Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically;
Tristin, 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.
Praise for The Silent Hours:
‘Absorbing and – ultimately – horrifying. A gripping, fictional account of a real event in war-time France, told with a sensuous clarity. A haunting and illuminating debut novel’ Wendy Wallace
Published by Corvus in June 2015
After seeing Kirsty Greenwood tweet that this book “was the most amazing novel I’ve read in a long time” I quickly checked it out and added it straight to my wishlist. With a recomendation like that, how could I not?