Rosie Thomas Collection 1: The White Dove, The Potter’s by Rosie Thomas

By Rosie Thomas

A suite of 4 beautiful ebooks from the writer of the runaway bestseller, The Kashmir Shawl.

The White Dove: Born an aristocrat, attractive Amy Lovell leads a whirlwind lifetime of extravagant events and balls. yet Amy is ill-suited to a lifetime of indulgence, and eagerly embraces a nursing occupation, the place she is drawn into the novel politics of the day. because the spectre of warfare looms, Amy's bittersweet love for the proud miner Nick Penry leads them to the clash in Spain, the place love and ache turn into inseparable agonies.

The Potter's House: Olivia Giorgiadis has left her English roots in the back of to continue to exist a tiny Greek island, married to a neighborhood guy, mom to 2 small sons. but if an earthquake devastates the island, a stranger appears to be like within the aftermath: an Englishwoman, destitute yet for the garments she wears. As she melts into the kinfolk and the village group, so Olivia starts to feel that her mysterious customer threatens all she holds dear…

Celebration: For Bell Farrer, emerging wine journalist, it was once the holiday of her occupation. To interview either reclusive Baron Charles de Gillesmont of castle Reynard and enterprise genius Valentine Gordon of California's Dry Stone Wineries. yet unexpectedly Bell's occupation is the very last thing on her brain. simply because Charles and Valentine will not be simply opposites yet enemies, locked in deadly contention by means of their basically universal bond, the ladies they decide to love. as soon as, Charles's spouse; now Bell. How can Bell, loving one, nonetheless believe the draw of the other?

White: One Love. One likelihood. as soon as Sacrifice. For Sam McGrath, a quick stumble upon with a tender girl alterations his lifestyles. On impulse, he vows to keep on with her – all of the technique to Nepal. Finch Buchanan, flying out as health care provider, reaches the Himalayas simply to be reunited with a guy she hasn't ever been in a position to disregard. Al Hood has made a promise: as soon as he has conquered this final height, he'll go away the mountains in the back of endlessly. And the passionate dating among Finch, Al and Sam – males pushed via their very own demons, and a girl with a dream of her personal – starts to play itself out, with tragic consequences…

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There are quite a few people inside. The congregation, if one may call it that, is organized around a variety of social services and activities. Next to the seltzer fountain someone distributes lebkuchen, another puts out bins with secondhand clothing, a third picks up litter. At first my two women seem to take little note of this bustle, alarmed as they are by the absence of an altar. I point out a massive analogue clock on the front wall, where one 58 would normally find the pipe organ. This tempers their dismay somewhat.

As far back as I can remember I felt at ease among the dead. I made a habit of frequenting cemeteries wherever in the world I happened to be. My fondest memories are 31 of exploring the Old and the New Povozki in Warsaw, the churchyard of Peksovy Bzhyzek in Zakopane, Père-Lachaise in La Ville Lumière and the Glasgow Necropolis modeled on it, London’s Highgate, burial grounds in the Irish Midlands, and the maze-like Montjuïc cemetery, whose scabrous crests overlook a topography of the port of Barcelona.

We would rather not look past the horizon of history, nor dig through the piles (and pits) of historical debris, sorted and unsorted documents, partial and impartial memories; we would rather not move beyond these obstructions. There is today so much nostalgia (we observe) for destruction on the grandest scale.

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