The Sea Gate

The Sea Gate

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"One house, two women, a lifetime of secrets... Following the death of her mother, Becky begins the sad task of sorting through her empty flat. Starting with the letters piling up on the doormat, she finds an envelope post-marked from Cornwall. In it is a letter that will change her life forever. A desperate plea from her mother's elderly cousin, Olivia, to help save her beloved home. Becky arrives at Chynalls to find the beautiful old house crumbling into the ground, and Olivia stuck in hospital with no hope of being discharged until her home is made habitable. Though daunted by the enormity of the task, Becky sets to work. But as she peels back the layers of paint, plaster and grime, she uncovers secrets buried for more than seventy years. Secrets from a time when Olivia was young, the Second World War was raging, and danger and romance lurked round every corner... The Sea Gate is a sweeping, spellbinding novel about the lives of two very different women, and the secrets that bind them together."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2021
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada export edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781982169336
1982169338
Branch Call Number: FICTION JOHNS...J
Characteristics: 410 pages ; 23 cm

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marybellinger
Dec 28, 2020

I loved this book! It had a little bit of everything: historical fiction (WWII in Cornwall), romance, mystery, racial tension, family dynamics, and some very strong female characters. The story line was believable and I just couldn't put it down. It has been a long time since I read a book that I enjoyed this much. Women will love this!

debwalker Nov 28, 2020

A house full of secrets in Cornwall.

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