Only the Beautiful Only the Beautiful

Only the Beautiful

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Publisher Description

A Best Historical Fiction of Spring Pick by Amazon, PopSugar, AARP, and BookBub!

A heartrending story about a young mother’s fight to keep her daughter, and the terrible injustice that tears them apart, by the USA Today bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things and The Last Year of the War.

 
California, 1938—When she loses her parents in an accident, sixteen-year-old Rosanne is taken in by the owners of the vineyard where she has lived her whole life as the vinedresser’s daughter. She moves into Celine and Truman Calvert’s spacious house with a secret, however—Rosie sees colors when she hears sound. She promised her mother she’d never reveal her little-understood ability to anyone, but the weight of her isolation and grief prove too much for her. Driven by her loneliness she not only breaks the vow to her mother, but in a desperate moment lets down her guard and ends up pregnant. Banished by the Calverts, Rosanne believes she is bound for a home for unwed mothers. But she soon finds out she is not going to a home of any kind, but to a place that seeks to forcibly take her baby – and the chance for any future babies – from her.

Austria, 1947—After witnessing firsthand Adolf Hitler’s brutal pursuit of hereditary purity—especially with regard to “different children”—Helen Calvert, Truman’s sister, is ready to return to America for good. But when she arrives at her brother’s peaceful vineyard after decades working abroad, she is shocked to learn what really happened nine years earlier to the vinedresser’s daughter, a girl whom Helen had long ago befriended. In her determination to find Rosanne, Helen discovers a shocking American eugenics program—and learns that that while the war had been won in Europe, there are still terrifying battles to be fought at home.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
April 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Dr. Alyson ,

I read a lot but rarely bother to write reviews. This one was so good that I just had to.

I just had to review this book because it was so excellent! It stood out because of how well written it was. The characters were heartfelt and the plot taught me a lot. I found myself caring enough to google the topics that I didn’t know about. For a beautiful book that talked about the value of imperfection, it was ironic that the ending was perfect! It closed so well that it elevated the story even more.

sarafem17 ,

Only the beautiful

Not only do the characters walk off the page, but you feel as if you’re experiencing everyone of their griefs and joys. Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

designer1949 ,

Loved the books. Brought tears to my eyes.

Interesting story and characters.

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