The Things We Don't Say
by Ella Carey
Pub Date 01 Jul 2018
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A beguiling painting holds the secrets of a woman’s past and calls into question everything she thought she knew about the man she loved…
Nearly sixty years ago, renowned London artist Patrick Adams painted his most famous work: a portrait of his beloved Emma Temple, a fellow bohemian with whom he shared his life. Years after Patrick’s death, ninety-year-old Emma still has the painting hanging over her bed at their country home as a testament to their love.
To Emma’s granddaughter, Laura, the portrait is also a symbol of so much to come. The masterpiece is serving as collateral to pay Laura’s tuition at a prestigious music school. Then the impossible happens when an appraiser claims the painting is a fraud. For Laura, the accusation jeopardizes her future. For Emma, it casts doubt on everything she believed about her relationship with Patrick. Laura is determined to prove that Patrick did indeed paint the portrait. Both her grandmother’s and Patrick’s legacies are worth fighting for.
As the stories of two women entwine, it’s time for Emma to summon up the past—even at the risk of revealing its unspoken secrets.
A Note From the Publisher
“Ella Carey skillfully interweaves two women’s lives and two eras in this passionate story about art, music, and the high cost of keeping secrets.” —Janis Thomas, bestselling author of What Remains True
“A fascinating world, beautifully described. I love how Ella Carey writes. She took me there completely.” —Carol Mason, Amazon Charts bestselling author of After You Left