The House by the Lake

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Amazon Publishing, 2016 - FICTION - 246 pages
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Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What's more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It's now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.

Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that her family's secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined.

Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history.

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User Review  - Caz Parsons - Goodreads

I was given this book by Netgalley on exchange for my honest review. Well ... What can I say. It completely blew me away. I love historical fiction and my favourite author being Kate Morton I never ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

Entertaining read that wasn't particularly amazing but served my need for some tolerable fiction. Read full review

About the author (2016)

Ella Carey is a writer and Francophile who claims Paris as her second home. Her first book is Paris Time Capsule, and her work has been published in the Review of Australian Fiction. She lives in Australia with her two children and two Italian greyhounds.

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