The House I Loved
Paris, 1869. Houses are being razed, whole neighbourhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently transform Paris into a modern city.
In the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.
Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her late husband. And as Rose delves into her memories, she reveals the secrets held within the walls of her beloved house.
Praise for A Secret Kept:
‘That rare thing – a hugely accomplished, compelling, compulsively readable novel’ Douglas Kennedy
‘A wholly captivating novel. A triumphant follow-up to the bestselling Sarah’s Key’ Easy Living
‘A sumptuous dark story... it’s the suspense that keeps you truly hooked’ Stylist
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Review: The House I LovedUser Review - 1luvbooks - Goodreads
As the shelves tell, although I am "currently" reading (listening?) to this (though I stopped maybe 2 months ago) I most likely won't be finishing it. I know, you're probably thinking (and I am too ... Read full review
Review: The House I LovedUser Review - Steve Lindahl - Goodreads
Like many of the other reviewers, I read The House I Loved because Sarah's Key was so powerful. This book is different. There can be no comparison between the story of the French government sending ... Read full review