[BOOKS] ✬ A Fire Sparkling ✮ Julianne MacLean – Diclofenac16.us

A Fire Sparkling PDF Epub A Fire Sparkling Author Julianne MacLean Survivingtheholocaust.us From The USA Today Bestselling Author Of A Curve In The Road Comes A Spellbinding Novel About One Woman S Love, Loss, And Courage During Wartime.After A Crushing Betrayal By The Man She Loves, Gillian Gibbons Flees To Her Family Home For A Much Needed Escape, But When She Finds An Old Photograph Of Her Grandmother In The Arms Of A Nazi Officer, Gillian S Life Gets Even Complicated Rattled By The Discovery, Gillian Attempts To Unravel The Truth Behind The Photos, Setting Her Off On An Epic Journey Through The Past 1939 England Is On The Brink Of War As Vivian Hughes Falls In Love With A Handsome British Official, But When Bombs Begin To Fall And Vivian S Happy Life Is Destroyed In The Blitz, She Will Do Whatever It Takes To Protect Those She Loves As Gillian Learns About Her Grandmother S Past, The Old Photo Begins To Make Sense But For Every Question Answered, A New One Takes Its Place Faced With A Truth That Is Not At All What She Expected, Gillian Attempts To Shine A Light Not Only On The Mysteries Of Her Family S Past But Also On Her Own Future.This Gorgeously Written Multigenerational Saga Is A Heart Wrenching Yet Hopeful Examination Of One Woman S Struggle To Survive, Perfect For Fans Of The Nightingale And Beneath A Scarlet Sky.

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  1. says:

    If you like historical fiction, mystery, suspense and family drama, you will want to read A Fire Sparkling This novel put me in the throes of World War II with Vivian, a young woman with many secrets I could not stop reading until her skeletons were out of the closet It kept me in suspense all the way until the very end of this book.Told in the present and then back to 1939, this is one amazing journey It is like nothing I have read The transition from t...


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    An excellent novel filled with romance, heartache, betrayal, loyalty, danger, secrets, suspense, adventures and a cast of unforgettable characters As you begin reading this book, prepare to be swept awayThe scenes are so vividly painted I felt as though I was walking the streets of London right along with the characters who were deeply developed and very well connected Easily, I became immersed into their lives I rejoiced at their good news and felt their sadness at other times As secrets became burdens, the tension was palpable As characters agonized over difficult decisions, I worried with them Heart wrenching betrayals became very real possibilities.There is so much uncertainty with war The one certainty is that war changes things and people War destroys buildings and changes lives and relationships War forces people to change how they live, love, survive and make decisions Some of these decisions have life long and life altering consequences Decisions which become consequences can then become closely guarded secrets Some secrets get carried to the grave, while others get discovered in unusual, unexpected ways.So many choices to make Duty or honor Truth or lies Loyalty or treachery Can any of these opposites coexist Many secrets and stories will be revealed as Vivian is enjoying her golden years and suddenly, her son and granddaughter want answers to questions she ha...


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    A Fire Sparkling will leave you breathlessit is that good I am not going to rehash the synopsis because I don t want to inadvertently give any spoilers Julianne MacLean has written a story that spans WWII years with lessons that carry into the present for the families of those who lived, those who died and those who loved She paints a poignant picture of life as Britain is drawn into war with Germany She writes about the bond between sisters and the bond between friends She writes about ...


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    A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean is a marvelous dual timeline story of love and courage in times of war It is a novel that will both thrill and horrify as the reader journeys through lives that loved and lost and that lost and found It is a book that made me cry as the love reached out beyond the pages and into my heart.The greatest love of all is a sacrificial love Within the story there are many instances of sacrificial love but one will pale all others into oblivion.The action alternates between 2011 and the World War II years It is set in London, continental Europe and present day America The story is told from several points of view The reader is in for a real treat as we see love in action.Life deals us blows, leaving us feeling guilty and with regrets We must deal with our past if our future is to be rosy.Twins share a deep bond with parallel lives even if they are apart.Family is important A mother s love is fierce with a desire to protect at all costs.The reader enters the world of the home front in war torn London and also that of the resistance movement in occupied Europe It is a time of courage, bravery, loyalty and sacrifice Sacrifices were made so we can live in freedom today.I was really thrilled to recognize some of the settings such as Churchill s cabinet war rooms, having visited them myself The London landscape was familiar to me and therefore it was easy to picture the action.I loved A Fire Spar...


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    He considered it for a moment, then gave me a look They have a name for you on the base They call you the Unattainable There goes the Unattainable, they say, whenever you re spotted cycling into town Perplexed, I frowned at him What do they mean by that Just that you re the most beautiful woman in Surrey, but you live in that big castle on the hill, and you keep to yourself I shook my head at him You Americans I suppose you expect all the women in England to flirt with you, day in and day out I don t expect that I am not okay Lord Jesus, so much happened in this novel So many twists and turns ...


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    A Fire Sparkling is a beautifully written, moving novel that seamlessly interweaves the story of a family over three generations The core of the story belongs to Vivian Hughes and her experiences as a young woman during WWII in Great Britain MacLean gives just enough detail to provide an authentic sense of time and place Reading this book was a completely immersive, emotional exper...


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    This is the third book I ve read by this author and also the third one I ve given 5 to I m at a loss, really, as to why she s not mentioned as much nor afforded the publicity other authors seem to get, as she always does a superb job, both with her storytelling AND presentation.I picked this particular one from a Kindle First selection this month I knew I d be onto a good thing as she has never let me down before I always greatly enjoy dual timeline stories, too This tale centres around the discovery of an old photo of Gillian s grandmother with a Nazi officer It is chock full of twists n turns you don t see coming and secrets from the wartime years I was totally fascinated with it I do think she could have maybe made the second part of the story into a follow up book in its own right, as a sequel, and fleshed it out ..I d have been happy for a continuation.I did like this passage in particular that I highlighted, Women should steer c...


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    Love is smoke rais d with the fume of sighs being purg d, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes William Shakespeare, Romeo and JulietA FIRE SPARKLING by Julianne MacLean is an emotionally charged novel about one woman s love, loss, and courage during wartime The cover is gorgeous and the story is a masterpiece I felt as though I was rushing to a bomb shelter in London, England during the Blitz of World War II This multigenerational saga was a page turner It grabbed me from the start and didn t let go There were several intertwined stories with twists and turns and surprises in this realistic and entirely plausible novel I was so involved with the characters, the relationships between them, and the scenarios and situations, that I read it in one setting This is a must read for fans of historical fiction such as The Nightingale A FIRE SPARKLING is my new favourite book 5 brilliant stars...


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    I really wish I could give this wonderful book 10 stars, it was such a good book Set in present day and then goes back to 1939 and during the Second World War it was my kind of book I loved the descriptions of the blitz which brought everything to lif...


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    The most amazing historical fiction book since The Nightingale To say that I absolutely loved it is an understatement Gillian s story begins with her own personal experiences of loss and love, which leads her home to her father and grandmother for refuge What she finds there takes us back to her grandmother Vivian s past during WW2 Vivian has kept her secrets from her family and close to her heart for many reasons Once she tells her family the truth of her past it leads Gillian to travel back to where it all started and what she uncovers is not what any of them expected This page turning book had m on the edge of my seat and at times in tears Filled with romance, loss, pain, mystery and above all hope I highly recommend this book to any history lovers as well as suspense and romance I can t say enough words to explain how amazing this book is A must read Thank you N...

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