Sea of Memories

Sea of Memories

When Kendra first visits her ailing grandmother, Ella has only one request: that Kendra write her story down, before she forgets…

In 1937, seventeen-year-old Ella’s life changes forever when she is sent to spend the summer on the beautiful Île de Ré and meets the charismatic, creative Christophe. They spend the summer together, exploring the island’s sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, and, for the first time in her life, Ella feels truly free.

But the outbreak of war casts everything in a new light. Ella is forced to return to Scotland, where she volunteers for the war effort alongside the dashing Angus. In this new world, Ella feels herself drifting further and further from who she was on the Île de Ré. Can she ever find her way back? And does she want to?

From the windswept Île de Ré to the rugged hills of Scotland, Sea of Memories is a spellbinding journey about the power of memory, love and second chances.

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    Sea of Memories Reviews

  • Renita D'Silva

    I love this author's books - she is one of my favourite authors - and so I was eagerly awaiting this book. And what an amazing read! Gorgeous evocative writing that spills from the page transporting t...

  • Nancy Baker

    Perception is everything. An adult looks at a pebble on the sidewalk and sees just that -- a pebble. A child looks at that same pebble and sees a sizable rock. Another person looking through a magnify...

  • Katya

    Sea of memories2.5*This book is a good example of how a very beautifully written novel can also be very shallow and trivial.How can I describe it? Like a good-looking cake (very classy, stunning and l...

  • Jacqueline

    I have waited a long time for a new release from Fiona, her previous three novels, set among the Bordeaux vineyards, were great reads so I was initially a little worried about the possibility of disap...

  • Greta Halliday

    I picked up this book and did not put it down until the last page had been read. This poignant and beautifully written story really tugs at the heart strings and totally immerses you. It is one of the...

  • Little My

    Whilst I did really enjoy this novel and the descriptions of France I felt in trying to cover the entirety of one person's life meant that the characters became somewhat diluted. At times I felt disap...

  • Cari

    Sea of Memories by Fiona Valpy was the first book in quite some time that made me ugly cry myself into quite the intense headache, but despite that (or maybe because of that) I found it to be an absol...

  • caroline Sowersby

    The right time to read a storyI have lost my little brother ( He was 75!! but still my little brother) So many things touched me in the book We were brought up in Edinburgh My brother was a patient in...

  • Jane Watson

    My, this was a lovely book - well written, good story, great characters, beautiful descriptions, emotional and heart-tugging, but realistic as well. Set in France and Edinburgh, the story moves on thr...

  • Sylvia

    CaptivatingLovely plot and we'll written characters. Such a beautiful story on love and what it entitles and the sacrifices people make everyday for their families whether it's out of desires of moral...