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2022
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Liardet (We Must Be Brave) delivers an introspective story of an Anglican priest striving to move forward after his wife's death. James Acton, an RAF pilot in WWII, flies dangerous missions in Tunisia and marries Yvette Haddad, whom he met in Egypt during the war. After their return to England, James assumes his duties as a priest on the Hampshire coast. Yvette dies in 1964 after a battle with leukemia, and 10 years later, with their son attending university, James takes a new job as vicar in the village of Upton, near where he and his wife first moved upon returning to England. James becomes better acquainted with residents such as the attractive widow Ellen Parr, and finds a scarf in the church resembling one of Yvette's. As James meets people who once knew his wife, he discovers some of Yvette's secrets, which, though painful, lead him to find hope for a chance at a new beginning with Ellen. Liardet's complex narrative entices with its focus on how the characters are forever altered by the war and the tragic events of everyday life. Liardet's vivid descriptions of WWII combat and the idyll of the English countryside will draw readers from the very first page. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents. (Feb.)

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In 1974, 10 years after his wife’s death, James, needing a change of scenery, moves into a new house in the beautiful English village of Upton where the discovery of scarf is the catalyst for unlocking new revelations about his past, which gives him purpose and a second chance at love. - (Baker & Taylor)

"From the New York Times bestselling author of We Must Be Brave comes a new sweeping historical novel about one couple's journey through war, love, and loss, and how the people we love never really leave us"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

From the New York Times bestselling author of We Must Be Brave comes a new sweeping historical novel about one couple’s journey through war, love, and loss, and how the people we love never really leave us.

An epic love. A second chance.

During the perils of World War II in Alexandria, Egypt, two people from different worlds will find their way back to each other time and time again, their love a beacon for their survival. After the war, James and Yvette establish roots in England hoping for a new beginning, until a tragic event drives a wedge between them and the path back to each other is one they both must be brave enough to face.
 
Decades later, and ten years after his wife’s death, James moves to the English village of Upton seeking change. When he discovers a scarf that might have been Yvette’s, James begins to unlock revelations about his past that just might return his lost faith to him—faith in God, in humanity, in himself, and perhaps most important of all, his faith in love. - (Penguin Putnam)

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