By Sara Gruen
In this exciting new novel from the writer of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen back demonstrates her expertise for growing spellbinding interval items. on the Water’s side is a gripping and poignant love tale a couple of privileged younger woman’s awakening as she reports the devastation of global warfare II in a tiny village within the Scottish Highlands.
After disgracing themselves at a excessive society New Year’s Eve occasion in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are bring to an end financially by way of his father, a former military colonel who's already ashamed of his son’s lack of ability to serve within the warfare. while Ellis and his ally, Hank, make a decision that the one technique to regain the Colonel’s prefer is to be triumphant the place the Colonel very publicly failed—by removing the recognized Loch Ness monster—Maddie reluctantly follows them around the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered international behind.
The trio locate themselves in a distant village within the Scottish Highlands, the place the locals don't have anything yet contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie is left on her personal on the remoted hotel, the place foodstuff is rationed, gas is scarce, and a knock from the postman can deliver tragic information. but she reveals herself falling in love with the stark good looks and sophisticated magic of the Scottish nation-state. progressively she involves be aware of the villagers, and the friendships she types with younger women open her as much as a bigger international than she knew existed. Maddie starts to determine that not anything is because it first looks: the values she holds pricey end up unsustainable, and monsters lurk the place they're least expected.
As she embraces a fuller feel of who she should be, Maddie turns into acutely aware not just of the darkish forces round her, yet of life’s attractiveness and spectacular percentages.
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One cannot really manage effectively from thousands of miles away. And there were Mother and Belinda to consider. " He did not answer right away, considering her words. Finally he said, "No. I don't regret it. It's a different sort of life, but I suppose it is really the one I was born and bred for. No matter how beautiful the Rockies are, however challenging the land or the work, this is where I belong. " A quick grin quirked up the corners of his mouth. " Olivia smiled back. "Do you think we shall have a repeat performance tonight?
Stephen exclaimed. "We'll never catch him in this light. " He turned and really looked at Olivia for the first time, taking in her disheveled state. Olivia realized that her sash had slipped loose during her mad dash, so that the sides of her dressing gown hung loosely, a gap down the center at the top exposing the white lace of her chemise. She straightened, raising her chin, and belted the robe more tightly. "I was about to dress for dinner," she explained with all the dignity she could muster and pushed back her hair with her hands.
You cannot," he replied. " "Here? " Lady St. Leger asked, tears thickening her voice. " "I am among the shades," the low voice continued in its odd, jerky way. "But I cannot rest. " Lady St. Leger's voice registered alarm. "Why not? " "There are many lost souls here. " The voice grew fainter and more whispery. "They cannot rest because of what was taken away from them. " Lady St. Leger cried out, her voice full of distress. " Beside Olivia, Stephen pulled his hand away from Olivia's and crashed it down flat on the table.
At the Water's Edge: A Novel by Sara Gruen