If you loved The Letter by Kathryn Hughes and The Hourglass by Tracy Rees you'll be swept away by this stunning summer read.
Italy, 1958: Rachael is a young widow with a small child. After a lifetime of running for survival, of not knowing who to trust and where to call home, she finds herself in a place of safety. On a sun-drenched Italian island for one carefree summer the troubles of her past fade away and she falls in love. But will Rachael's new-found happiness bring her further heartache?
England, 2017: Sophie has a handsome husband, a gorgeous house in the English countryside and a successful career as an anthropologist. But the one thing she longs for is a baby of her own. As she struggles to conceive, cracks begin to appear in her marriage. So Sophie throws herself into her work and tries to seek comfort in childhood memories of her beloved grandmother Rachael.
One afternoon, Sophie finds a forgotten letter and an exquisite silk bracelet hidden in Rachael's old writing desk. Intrigued, she begins to unravel the extraordinary story of her grandmother's past - and a secret that has the power to change everything...
The Photograph is an utterly beautiful and compelling story of love, loss and a family secret spanning generations.
What readers are saying about Debbie Rix:
'I absolutely LOVED this book! Debbie Rix has blown me away with her enchanting and flawless writing style. One memorable and alluring novel...you must read this one!' The Writing Garnet Blog, 5 stars
'I loved every second of it. The drama, secrets, and scandal, the lust, the love, the heartbreak, I was mesmerized...' Paris Baker's Book Nook
'A spellbinding, epic journey spanning centuries, across countries, continents and vast perilous oceans...The past is vividly brought back to life in great detail and in full colour... magnificent story.' Relax and Read Books
'Perfect historical fiction mixed with present day. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book. I gobbled it up...' Nik Book Lover
'A stunning book...A beautifully written story with wonderful characters - fictional interwoven with real historical people.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
'An amazing book rich in detail and filled with characters you are rooting for...a beautifully crafted novel full of secrets, love, friendship and family bonds... not to be missed.' Shaz's Book Blog
'Italy wraps its arms around you and folds you in a warm embrace... totally absorbed from beginning to end.' Sharon Maas
'One of my favourite historical fiction authors... a fabulousstory, the past and the present interweaving beautifully, culminating in a dramatic and immensely satisfying finale.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars