Letter from a Stranger
47%
off

Letter from a Stranger

3.42 (1,555 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

Captivating and evocative, Letter from a Stranger will take you on an unforgettable journey from idyllic Connecticut to exotic Istanbul to war-torn Berlin then back to the present day.When award-winning film maker Justine Nolan returns to her beautiful childhood home, she is intrigued by an envelope she finds in her absent mother's post. But the letter inside contains a shocking revelation. If genuine it will change everything she believes about her family's recent history, her mother and her adored grandmother, Gabriele.With the support of her beloved twin brother, Richard, Justine resolves to uncover the truth. To do so she must travel to Istanbul - the teeming, beguiling city on the cusp of East and West. It is a place which holds its own secrets, leading her to a fascinating man who appears to know more than he is prepared to disclose.Yet even when her quest succeeds, Justine is faced with a further mystery: Gabriele's background is not what it seems. Justine is given a book of memories in which the real story unfolds, taking her back to the darkest days of European history, with its suffering and astonishing acts of bravery. At the heart of it lie the final facts of Gabriele's identity - and her own.The letter from a stranger has brought her not only to the truth about her family but also a chance to heal the wounds of past betrayals, to embrace a new love and new life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 322.05g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007441711
  • 9780007441716
  • 471,835

Review quote

`Another great yarn from the ultimate storyteller' The Sun`Every novel from this acclaimed and beloved author is avidly read, and its engrossing historical dimension, family traumas, romance and vivid setting will prove irresistible' Booklist'Queen of the genre' Sunday Times`Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world's best at spinning yarns' Guardian`dramatic and filled with passion' Fraser Coast Chronicle`it is this passionate writing style which keeps you enthralled.' Toowoomba Chronicle`Brimming with a suspense-filled plot, a myriad of secrets, Nazi occupied Germany, intrigue, danger and a once-in-a-lifetime love, this story is unforgettable.' Romance Junkies reviewsshow more

Back cover copy

"#1 bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford delivers a sweeping, emotional novel of family secrets and betrayals that lead one woman to her legacy, her destiny, and herself..."""Justine Nolan is a documentary filmmaker who lost her cherished grandmother a decade ago--the only source of love and comfort in her life. Her own mother, Deborah, has always been distant, focusing on her career as an interior designer. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother alive, but that Deborah has deliberately distanced her from the family for all these years. Justine's search for her grandmother takes her to Istanbul, where she begins to uncover secrets that stretch all the way back to World War II. As layers of deception peel away, Justine begins to understand a woman she never really knew...and she begins to ask questions about the true desires of her own heart. "Bradford's characters are so real, readers clamor to know them better."--"USA Today" "A master storyteller."--"Pittsburgh Press"show more

About Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and raised in England. She started her writing career on the Yorkshire Evening Post and later worked as a journalist in London. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by twenty-six others, including the bestselling Harte series. Barbara's books have sold more than eighty-two million copies worldwide and in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made out of her books. In October of 2007, Barbara was appointed an OBE by the Queen for her services to literature. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford. Letter From a Stranger is her twenty-seventh novel.show more

Rating details

1,555 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 21% (331)
4 28% (432)
3 30% (467)
2 14% (218)
1 7% (107)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X