Summary

Constantinople, 1921. Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those days are dead.
The house has been transformed into an army hospital, it is a prize of war in the hands of the British. And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood, Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers - a reminder of how far she and her city have fallen.
The most precious thing in Nur’s new life is the orphan in her care - a boy with a terrible secret. When he falls dangerously ill, Nur’s world becomes entwined with the enemy's. She must return to where she grew up and plead for help from Medical Officer George Monroe.
As the lines between enemy and friend become fainter, a new danger emerges - something even more threatening than the lingering shadow of war.
©2018 Lucy Foley (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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"This will sweep you away for the summer. Lucy Foley blends a rich history, haunting secrets and a timeless love story." (Santa Montefiore, Sunday Times best-selling author of The Deverill series)
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5 out of 5 stars
By E A G on 10-04-18

Stunningly beautiful

Gorgeous descriptions take you right to the heat of the story and you immediately become so involved in the characters lives. The characters are incredibly realistic, afflicted by the tragedies of war they are devastatingly human and you can't not empathise with their plights.
Loved the story. Very interesting to read from a historical angle also. Beautifully written.

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