A Fire Sparklingby Published 01 Aug 2019
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A Fire Sparkling Ebook Description
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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 more 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 more about her grandmother’s past, the old photo begins to make more 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.
A Fire Sparkling Reviews
This multi-generational, dual timeline story is a unique twist on WWII historical fiction. The plot was fantastic, the character development authentic and timely, and the plot twists unexpected and well planned. This book is on the larger side but I blew through it in two days, completely caught up in this beautiful story. This was spectacularly written, the author clearly put a lot of time and energy into her research. I absolutely loved this novel and give it the full 5⭐️’s! Thank you @amazonpublishing for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review.
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 timelines is so smooth, and the story so well plotted; that it makes for a wonderful, detailed, story of love, anger, endurance and hope.
Truly 10 stars!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher and author for A free ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.
A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean is not what I expected and yet so so much more than I expected!! Twists and turns that dropped my jaw! I couldn't put the darn book down it was so good!
Gillian's story begins with her long time boyfriend breaking her heart, which leads her to head home to her father and grandmother to lick her wounds. A shocking find by her father adds to her confusion, and takes them back to her grandmother Vivian's past during WW2. What the family had though was her story turns out to be a fabrication and with the find from her father, her grandmother is confronted and compelled to explain. What comes out turns out to be a heartbreaking and shocking story of her true life during WWII.
The writing was phenomenal! I fell into the pages from the beginning of the story. I loved the complex complete characters. I cared about what happened to them and was involved in their story.
I fully recommend this wonderful
historical fiction/ romance / suspense! 5 stars!
Expected publication: August 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
Brimming with twists, secrets, and romance, A Fire Sparkling carries the reader back to WWII Europe as modern-day woman Gillian Gibbons unravels the past kept hidden by her grandmother for decades. This is author Julianne MacLean’s most ambitious work to date, a heartfelt and remarkable tale of courage, secret identity, and the deep, unbreakable bonds of family. Highly, enthusiastically recommended.
Overall: A dual time period, character-driven story set with the backdrop of WWII. A story of conflict, family, love, betrayal, acceptance, and love. The book had potential to be more but is still enjoyable. I would recommend to fans of historical fiction especially WWII but note that this is much easier reading than many similar books within this genre. 6.5/10 or 3.5/5
Summary: This book has three main character and is told from third person (Vivian), and dual first person (Gillian and April) using present day (2011) and memories from the past (1939-1945). Gillian is our heroine in present day and after a crushing betrayal by her boyfriend she flees to her family home. While home, she comes across a photograph of her grandmother (Vivian) in the arms of a Nazi. Gillian and her father confront Vivian (grandmother) about this and so begins out story… In 1939, England is on the brink of war and the story follows Vivan and April who are twin sisters.
The Good: I really liked the characters and this was the heart of the book for me. All the characters were likeable and I could relate to them in some way. Nice writing and a quick plot grabs and holds onto you in for the duration of this book. Easy reading on an interesting topic with some emotional complexity.
The Bad: This book could have been a lot more but I feel it only scratched the surface. Quite superficial, lacked depth in some key areas, and very predictable. I enjoyed the story of Vivian and April much more than the present day story. If you like this book then I suggest the following: The Nightingale, The Alice Network, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Huntress.