Emily Grayson, author of The Gazebo, weaves the story of a passionate love affair ignited at Oxford University in 1938殮ly to see the lovers torn apart by WWII.
England. Summer, 1938. An adventurous and beautiful young American woman arrives at Oxford University, never expecting the ways that her life栮d the entire world涩ll soon change. When Maude Latham falls in love with her married literature tutor, Stephen Kendall, she learns that the Romantic poets had it right: love is eternal. But after Stephen joins the Royal Navy and disappears, and Maude finds herself living through the war years as a trauma nurse in a hospital, she has to question everything she's been taught about both Stephen and love itself. In her latest novel, Grayson enters new territory, following two lovers through a dramatic period in history, and through a passion that is timeless.
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Emily Grayson is the author of four previous novels, The Gazebo, The Observatory, The Fountain, and Waterloo Station. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.From Booklist:
Carrie Benedict, 18, opts to help her grandmother, Maude, clean out her attic rather than spend time with her boyfriend. Carrie, about to go to college, unearths a volume of poetry that reminds Maude of when she was 18 in 1938 and left Longwood Falls, New York, to travel to England and study at Oxford. There she fell in love with her young, handsome, and married tutor, Stephen, while pouring over poems of the Romantic Age. The upcoming war threatens to tear them apart. Then, disregarding the pleas of both her family and her lover, Maude decides to stay in England and join the war effort by becoming a nurse. She knows that Stephen can't communicate with her because of his position in the Navy and his married status, yet she receives a letter that changes her life and her attitude toward love. Grayson's heroine survives turbulent historical times in a very tender love story that resonates in the contemporary world as once again the threat of war impacts lives. Patty Engelmann
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Book Description HarperTorch, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060013982
Book Description HarperTorch, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060013982