By Douglas Kennedy, abridged by Lisa Osborne.
Read by Barbara Barnes.
An absorbing love story set against a compelling period of American history; from post World War Two euphoria to the darker days of McCarthyism.
Barbara Barnes continues to read this absorbing love story.
Love at first sight has turned to despair for Sara.
This quiet best-seller, set in post Second World War America, follows the fortunes of the Smythe siblings, Eric and Sara.
Both literary and artistic and at total odds with their republican parents, he launches them into an era of post-war revelry alive with jobs, wealth, and diversity of culture.
But two shadows loom large over large over their existence.
For Eric, it is his pre-war membership of the communist party and for Sara it is true love.
These two factors serve to shape their destinies with tragic and shocking consequences.A chance meeting on Thanksgiving Eve in 1945 changes the course of Sara Smythe's life.
Love at first sight has turned to despair for Sara as she waits to hear from Jack.
Six months after her night with Jack, Sara is ready to move on.
Sara is about to get married - but is she marrying George Grey or his family?
At the dawn of the 50s, Manhattan is a place of opportunity for the young, free and single.
1950s NEW YORK is a dangerous place for those the McCarthy era considers subversive.
After four years of exile in PARIS, Sara is returning to NEW YORK.