By Barbara Taylor Bradford
From grasp storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford comes an impressive new novel, a robust, relocating tale of 2 ladies, households, and a rare friendship challenged through tragedy and a devastating mystery from the past....
Some secrets and techniques are too bad to share--even along with your most sensible friend....
Nothing hurts just like the fact. A fact that has haunted Claire Benson all her lifestyles. A fact that Claire has published to nobody, no longer even to her ally, overseas artwork broker Laura Valiant. however the friendship that has sheltered either ladies all through youth, marriage and divorce is ready to fulfill its maximum try. unexpectedly outdated nightmares floor as Claire turns to her dearest pal for support. And as Laura's occupation leads her into the earlier, in an research of paintings stolen by means of the Nazis, she uncovers demanding hyperlinks to the current, to Claire, and a profoundly own cause to keep on with a twisted path to its extraordinary end....
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For one thing, I don't like your looks, you're bowlegged. SHEN TE (indignantly ) : That's not true! YANG sUN: Well, don't show 'em to me. Look, it's nin ing. You better come under this tree. Slowly, she takes shelteT undeT the tree. SHEN TE: Why did you want to do it? YANG SUN: You really want to know? ) To get rid of you! (Pause. ) You know what a flyer is? SHEN TE : Oh yes, I've met a lot of pilots. At the tearoom. YANG sUN: You call them flyers? Think they know what a machine is? Just 'cause they have leather helmets?