The Things We Don't Say
Lake Union Publishing
On Sale: January 1, 2019
Featuring: Patrick Adams; Emma Temple; Laura
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Hardcover (July 2018)
A beguiling painting holds the secrets of a woman’s past
and calls into question everything she thought she knew
about the man she loved…
Nearly sixty years ago, renowned London artist Patrick Adams
painted his most famous work: a portrait of his beloved Emma
Temple, a fellow bohemian with whom he shared his life.
Years after Patrick’s death, ninety-year-old Emma still has
the painting hanging over her bed at their country home as a
testament to their love.
To Emma’s granddaughter, Laura, the portrait is also a
symbol of so much to come. The masterpiece is serving as
collateral to pay Laura’s tuition at a prestigious music
school. Then the impossible happens when an appraiser claims
the painting is a fraud. For Laura, the accusation
jeopardizes her future. For Emma, it casts doubt on
everything she believed about her relationship with Patrick.
Laura is determined to prove that Patrick did indeed paint
the portrait. Both her grandmother’s and Patrick’s legacies
are worth fighting for.
As the stories of two women entwine, it’s time for Emma to
summon up the past—even at the risk of revealing its
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