Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford
By SMW Staff
Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 26 international bestsellers, including her ever classic debut novel, A Woman of Substance, and her most recent, Playing the Game. With over 82 million books in print, she is one of the world’s most popular women’s fiction writers. Letter from a Stranger (St. Martin’s Press, 3/27/12), is a stunning novel of history, intrigue, devastating family secrets and betrayals that stretch from the streets of World War II Berlin to the winding alleys of present day Istanbul.
Travel aficionados and readers of historical fiction, women’s interest and romance, will delight in the story of Justine Nolan an award-winning documentary film maker who lost her beloved grandmother, Gabriele, the only source of love and comfort in Justine’s life. Her own mother, Deborah, had always been distant and uninvolved, following her own agenda in pursuit of money and her career. But, one day, when Justine returns to her childhood home, she inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother—a letter that contains a truly shocking revelation. If true, this information will change everything Justine has believed about her family’s history, her mother, and Gabriele.
Justine’s search for the truth takes her to the fascinating streets of Istanbul, where she begins to unravel the mystery surrounding the letter. But the city holds other secrets as well, which lead Justine to an intriguing and undeniably handsome man who seems to know more than he admits. The haunting story of Gabrielle’s past begins to unfold, taking Justine back to the darkest days of World War II. As the layers of deception peel away, Justine begins to understand the truth about her family and her grandmother’s identity. What Justine learns changes her world forever, and she must examine the true desires of her own heart in order to heal old wounds and embrace her new life.
About Letter from a Stranger
Justine Nolan is a documentary film maker who lost her beloved grandmother a decade ago—the person who was the only source of love and comfort in her life. Her own mother Deborah had always been distant and uninvolved, following her own agenda in pursuit of her career as an interior designer. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother Gabri alive, but that Deborah has deliberately estranged the family from her for all these years. Justine’s search for her grandmother takes her to Istanbul where she begins to uncover the family’s secrets that stretch all the way back to World War II. As the layers of deception peel away, Justine begins to understand a woman she never really knew…and she begins to ask questions about the true desires of her own heart.
About the Author
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and brought up in England, and started her writing career as a journalist. She has written twenty-six international bestsellers. This is her twenty-seventh novel. In 2007 Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE for her literary achievements. She currently lives in New York with her husband, TV and film producer Robert Bradford.
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