A brilliantly moving historical novel
A raw and honest love story, filled with a wealth of historical detail. The French House is a powerful depiction of the brutal intricacies of island relationships and loyalties in a time of war
Deeply involving . . . A fantastic debut by a gifted storyteller
A story of fraught secrets and tested loyalties . . . I found this beautifully told tale hard to put down
Heart-wrenching . . . A truly special novel
A vividly written, refreshingly different World War Two love story, with a central character I adored. Just brilliant!
A wonderful story, powerfully written with beautiful characters
In the way that the astonishing All the Light we Cannot See takes you into the world of a young blind girl during the occupation of France, so we are transported into the experiences of profoundly deaf Emile, during the occupation of Guernsey. The writing is lyrical, melancholy and breathtaking. Life under the Nazi jackboot is subtly explored, but the blistering love story between Emile and Isabelle leaves a longer lasting impression. Beautiful, utterly absorbing and memorable.
I was gripped from the start by the characters and the setting. A wonderful read