A Fire Sparkling

A Fire Sparkling

From the USA Today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a spellbinding novel about one woman’s love, loss, and courage during wartime.

After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian’s life gets even more complicated. Rattled by the discovery, Gillian attempts to unravel the truth behind the photos, setting her off on an epic journey through the past…

1939. England is on the brink of war as Vivian Hughes falls in love with a handsome British official, but when bombs begin to fall and Vivian’s happy life is destroyed in the blitz, she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…

As Gillian learns more about her grandmother’s past, the old photo begins to make more sense. But for every question answered, a new one takes its place. Faced with a truth that is not at all what she expected, Gillian attempts to shine a light not only on the mysteries of her family’s past but also on her own future.

This gorgeously written multigenerational saga is a heart-wrenching yet hopeful examination of one woman’s struggle to survive, perfect for fans of The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.

Title:A Fire Sparkling
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    A Fire Sparkling Reviews

  • Laurie

    If you like historical fiction, mystery, suspense and family drama, you will want to read "A Fire Sparkling"!This novel put me in the throes of World War II with Vivian, a young woman with many secret...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook... narrated by Rosalyn Landor, and Sarah Zimmerman: ....the best $1.99 Audible blind faith choice. This was my first Julianne MacLean novel.... a Canadian author...I liked it all.....the st...

  • Debra Slonek

    An excellent novel filled with romance, heartache, betrayal, loyalty, danger, secrets, suspense, adventures and a cast of unforgettable characters. As you begin reading this book, prepare to be swept ...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    I really enjoyed: A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean and it's a book full of interesting surprises. It's a story with a dual timeline that seamlessly blends the past and with the present.In 2011, Gi...

  • Whitney

    Overall: A dual time period, character-driven story set with the backdrop of WWII. A story of conflict, family, love, betrayal, acceptance, and love. The book had potential to be more but is still enj...

  • Jane

    A Fire Sparkling will leave you breathless...it is that good! I am not going to rehash the synopsis because I don’t want to inadvertently give any spoilers. Julianne MacLean has written a story that...

  • Mary Ann

    Update 23/08/2019: After reading some other one and two star reviews, I skimmed through the rest of the book. A few readers said the second half was an improvement on the first, especially with regard...

  • Jen

    This multi-generational, dual timeline story is a unique twist on WWII historical fiction. The plot was fantastic, the character development authentic and timely, and the plot twists unexpected and we...

  • Stephanie Anze

    "Sometimes you think you know someone, but maybe it's imposible to really know everything about a person, even someone you love. Maybe good people - the very best people - are just better at keeping s...

  • Katie (katieladyreads)

    DNF made it until 250 pages in but couldn’t take the characters anymore and the old fashioned language was insufferable ...