We Shall See the Sky Sparkling
On Sale: January 29, 2019
Trade Size / e-Book
Add to Wish List
Women's Fiction Historical | Historical
Set in London and Russia at the turn of the century,
Susana Aikinís debut introduces a vibrant young woman
determined to defy convention and shape an extraordinary
Like other well-bred young women in Edwardian England, Lily
Throop is expected to think of little beyond marriage and
motherhood. Passionate about the stage, Lily has very
different ambitions. To her fatherís dismay, she secures an
apprenticeship at Londonís famous Imperial Theatre. Soon,
her talent and beauty bring coveted roles and devoted
admirers. Yet to most of society, the line between actress
and harlot is whisper-thin. With her reputation threatened
by her mentorís vicious betrayal, Lily flees to St
Petersburg with an acting troupeóleaving her first love behind.
Life in Russia is as exhilarating as it is difficult. The
streets rumble with talk of revolution, and Lily is drawn
into an affair with Sergei, a Count with fervent
revolutionary ideals. Following Sergei when he is banished
to Vladivostok, Lily struggles to find her role in an
increasingly dangerous world. And as Russian tensions with
Japan erupt into war, only fortitude and single-mindedness
can steer her to freedom and safety at last.
With its sweeping backdrop and evocative details, We
Shall See the Sky Sparkling explores a fascinating
period in history through the eyes of a strong-willed,
singular heroine, in a moving story of love and resilience.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!