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Publisher's Summary

An epic, sweeping tale set in wartime France, The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together by the events of one horrendous day: Adeline, a mute cared for in a convent, haunted by memories of her past, Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically, Tristin, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves from Paris to settle in a village that is seemingly untouched by war.

Utterly compelling and with a shocking true story at its core, The Silent Hours is an unforgettable portrayal of love and loss.

©2015 Cesca Major (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A gripping mystery, with an epic sweep, The Silent Hours is...wonderfully assured." (Rowan Coleman)

"This skilfully woven story had me transfixed from the very first page. Cesca Major is an exciting new talent to watch." (Amanda Jennings)

"Poignant, heart-breaking, beautifully written. Five stars." (Heat Magazine)

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  • 02-08-16

STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS

What made the experience of listening to The Silent Hours the most enjoyable?

Excellent narration of a wonderful story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Hours?

When Adeline spoke.

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Tears overwhelmed me at one point in the story....

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Best book since A Prayer for Owen Meany. Loved it!

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  • 09-01-20

Inhumanity of man

history needs to be told & retold to stop the horror- heart breaking & full of love