A breathtakingly epic love story about a young doctor and a beautiful opera singer who pursue their affair to the ends of the earth.
1903, Boston. Dr Ravell is a young obstetrician whose reputation for helping couples conceive has made him a rising star. He is flattered when a family of illustrious physicians turns to him to treat one of its own members.
Erika von Kessler is a beautiful and ambitious opera singer who has struggled for years to become pregnant. As the young doctor s attraction to her increases, and his treatments prove ineffectual, Erika s despair worsens.
And when Dr Ravell takes a great risk that may imperil his promising career, a secret he can share with no one, it is a decision that will change their dreams and destinies.
What ensues is an unforgettable love story that sweeps across snowy Boston, a lush island of the Caribbean, to the graceful piazzas and opera stages of Italy.
Some novels just naturally enslave you, and this is one of them . . . From the very first pages, we are utterly engaged in what's going to happen to these three people -- they become as close to us as family friends. A brilliant debut novel - WASHINGTON POST
Amazing . . . quite simply, one of the best novels I've read all year - HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
Sumptuous . . . explosive . . . Read the book now, then place bets on when the movie version will come out - REDBOOK
Classic storytelling and modern sensibility . . . A book to treasure and recommend - BOOKPAGE