The Sea Gate

The Sea Gate

eBook - 2020
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A broken family, a house of secrets—an entrancing tale of love and courage set during the Second World War.
After Rebecca's mother dies, she must sort through her empty flat and come to terms with her loss. As she goes through her mother's mail, she finds a handwritten envelope. In it is a letter that will change her life forever.

Olivia, her mother's elderly cousin, needs help to save her beloved home. Rebecca immediately goes to visit Olivia in Cornwall only to find a house full of secrets—treasures in the attic and a mysterious tunnel leading from the cellar to the sea, and Olivia, nowhere to be found.

As it turns out, the old woman is stuck in hospital with no hope of being discharged until her house is made habitable again. Rebecca sets to work restoring the home to its former glory, but as she peels back the layers of paint and grime, she uncovers even more buried secrets—secrets from a time when the Second World War was raging, when Olivia was a young woman, and when both romance and danger lurked around every corner . . .

A sweeping and utterly spellbinding tale of a young woman's courage in the face of war and the lengths to which she'll go to protect those she loves against the most unexpected of enemies.


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Mar 06, 2021

Loved this book! Exceptionally well-written novel containing all the elements of a captivating read! Beautiful descriptions of the wild landscape and the Cornwall coast, an old decrepit house with treasures in the attic and a dark and mysterious cellar; family secrets and dangerous neighbors, a dual timeline between the present and WWII, and a strong female protagonist in each time period with romance for each of them. Oh yes, and a parrot. If you like Kate Morton's novels, you must read this one. The Sea Gate is now on my favorites shelf.

Dec 28, 2020

I loved this book! It had a little bit of everything: historical fiction (WWII in Cornwall), romance, mystery, racial tension, family dynamics, and some very strong female characters. The story line was believable and I just couldn't put it down. It has been a long time since I read a book that I enjoyed this much. Women will love this!

debwalker Nov 28, 2020

A house full of secrets in Cornwall.

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