Ratings : 2073

Review : 160


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Language : eng

Paperback : 303 Pages

Published : ,

By :

Language : eng

Paperback : 303 Pages

The Things We Don't Say

2073 Ratings - 160 Review

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.




ABOUT Ella Carey

Ella Carey is the author of three novels inspired by the discovery of courtesan Marthe de Florian's abandoned apartment in Paris: PARIS TIME CAPSULE, released in April 2014 then with Lake Union Publishing in 2015, now adapted into a feature film screenplay, THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE, March 2016 and FROM A PARIS BALCONY, available for pre-order now, to be released with Lake Union Publishing on October 11th, 2016.

Ella has an arts degree majoring in European history and nineteenth century women's literature, and a music degree in classical piano. She has traveled extensively in Europe and has a particular fondness for Paris. When Ella is not hard at work on her fourth novel, she is either busy with her pair of teenagers, walking her pair of Italian greyhounds while cooking up future books and greeting the many people who think the dogs are whippets, reading or dreaming of being in Paris.

For more information about Ella's books and her writing, please visit her at https://www.facebook.com/ellacareyaut... or at http://www.ellacarey.com/