Today I bring you a review for a stunning book by Indie Author S.D Mayes who featured on my blog last November https://cookingthebooksreview.home.blog/2019/11/30/indie-author-spotlights-d-mayes/
Publisher: BHC Press/Gelan Published 19 Sept. 2017 Edition Kindle 412 pages Genre Historical Fiction Purchase Link UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Letters-Pianist-S-D-Mayes-ebook/dp/B074P5TTSH/ US https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Pianist-S-D-Mayes-ebook/dp/B074P5TTSH/
A FAMILY TORN APART … A PAST THEY CAN’T ESCAPE
In war torn London, 1941, fourteen-year-old Ruth Goldberg and her two younger siblings, Gabi and Hannah, survive the terrifying bombing of their family home. They believe their parents are dead, their bodies buried underneath the burnt remains – but unbeknownst to them, their father, Joe, survives and is taken to hospital with amnesia.
Four years on, Ruth stumbles across a newspaper photo of a celebrated pianist and is struck by the resemblance to her father. Desperate for evidence she sends him a letter, and as the pianist’s dormant memories emerge, his past unravels, revealing his true identity – as her beloved father, Joe. Ruth sets out to meet him, only to find herself plunged into an aristocratic world of sinister dark secrets.
Can she help him escape and find a way to stay alive?
LETTERS TO THE PIANIST is a compelling page turner packed with drama, intrigue and suspense. If you loved The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or The Pianist, then you will love this exciting new novel.
My Review **** 4 Stars Given our current situation globally, I think we can take a lot from books like these. War time has and should teach us so much. Bravo! Sherron. An exquisite, epic world war 2 novel. One of my favourite genre’s and eras brought to life spectacularly. Following the journey of the Goldberg family through war-torn London during the blitz and after. Why oh why did I wait so long to read this?! It was so easy to fall into and I instantly fell in love with most of the characters. They are charming, resilient, fighters and always have a positive mental attitude. There is so much depth and multi-layered storytelling going on this, but it is done quite magnificently. Really there are no words that could adequately describe this beautiful book. I felt it all, intrigue, heartache, love and hate and ultimate sacrifices. I urge anyone to read this timeless book.
About The Author
S.D. Mayes worked as a journalist for nearly twenty years before turning her hand to fiction. Inspired by the bizarre but factual events of Hitler’s obsession with the supernatural, along with her mother’s terrifying wartime memories, Letters to the Pianist is her first historical suspense novel. Originally from the West Country, she currently lives in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Where you find her Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorMayes/ Twitter https://twitter.com/authorMayes Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17090251.S_D_Mayes