Linus and Esther haven't met, but they have known of each other all their lives. Their mothers are best friends who have maintained a lifelong, long-distance correspondence. Linus and Esther are strangers who know each other's names - until fate intervenes.Born and raised in Sweden, Linus was a dreamy child. Now he is a talented, award-winning architect who's landed the job of a lifetime. He will oversee the construction of a grand opera house in England that he's designed. For Linus, perfect architecture is frozen music, and this project will be the culmination of his dreams. He arrives in England - and comes face-to-face with a reporter who is absolutely opposed to the opera house. Her name is Esther Fisher.Esther - whom Linus had heard his mother describe as an "inquisitive and serious child" - is now a respected British journalist, using her pen to champion the defenseless. This includes an elderly couple about to lose their home to accommodate the new opera house that Linus has designed.Their professional antagonism sparks a passion neither can resist, yet a terrible secret remains between them, one that their mothers, in all their years of friendship, never revealed.
- Hardback | 378 pages
- 155.7 x 234.95 x 30.73mm | 630.49g
- 01 Nov 1999
- HarperCollins Publishers
- United States