A gripping, heartwrenching story of how hope can blossom in the ruins of tragedy and of the redeeming power of love. Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years. Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet's destiny, in the most unexpected of ways... Praise for the bestselling novels of Kathryn Hughes 'A wonderful, enthralling story' Lesley Pearse 'Gripping' Good Housekeeping 'A heartbreakingly powerful read' Sun
A heartbreakingly beautiful novel, The Memory Box unlocks an unforgettable epic story of love and war, f rom the million-copy-selling author of The Letter , Kathryn Hughes. If you adored The Nightingale , The Tuscan Contessa or My Name is Eva, this is the book for you. She had locked away her story for decades. It was time to set the past free... 2019. On her one-hundredth birthday, Jenny Turner opens the beautifully carved wooden box beside her bed, the box she was given by the man who loved her, which holds only three items - an old pebble, a carving and a newspaper cutting. Picking up the cutting, she knows the time is finally here. There is one last goodbye she needs to say, and to do this she must find a way to return to the mountainside village in Italy, where seventy-five years ago, at a time of war, she fought for love and for freedom, experienced great loss...and left behind a piece of her heart. Readers adore the bestselling novels of Kathryn Hughes: ''Hope rises from despair and new beginnings are forged in the most extraordinary and unexpected way. Kathryn Hughes delves deeply into the heart and soul of her characters, making them totally relatable...like friends you really care for. My addiction to this novel was total and uncompromising *****'' ''Wonderful! First book I have read by Kathryn Hughes and will now read her previous stories. I loved it *****'' ''Another great story from Kathryn Hughes *****'' ''As always, a lovely story by Kathryn Hughes *****'' ''An amazing, heartwrenching, unforgettable story *****'' ''This beautiful story will bring tears and joy *****'' ''Loved this story !! It kept me totally gripped although I was sobbing in places as well *****'' ''A tale of love and hope with lots of twists and turns. A great story! *****''