By Sara Gruen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this exciting new novel from the writer of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen back demonstrates her expertise for growing spellbinding interval items. At the Water’s facet is a gripping and poignant love tale a few privileged younger woman’s awakening as she stories the devastation of global conflict II in a tiny village within the Scottish Highlands.
After disgracing themselves at a excessive society New Year’s Eve occasion in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are bring to a halt financially via his father, a former military colonel who's already ashamed of his son’s lack of ability to serve within the warfare. whilst Ellis and his ally, Hank, make a decision that the one solution to regain the Colonel’s desire is to be triumphant the place the Colonel very publicly failed—by removing the well-known Loch Ness monster—Maddie reluctantly follows them around the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered global at the back of.
The trio locate themselves in a distant village within the Scottish Highlands, the place the locals don't have anything yet contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie is left on her personal on the remoted lodge, the place foodstuff is rationed, gas is scarce, and a knock from the postman can carry tragic information. but she reveals herself falling in love with the stark attractiveness and sophisticated magic of the Scottish geographical region. steadily she involves recognize the villagers, and the friendships she varieties with younger women open her as much as a bigger global than she knew existed. Maddie starts to work out that not anything is because it first looks: the values she holds pricey turn out unsustainable, and monsters lurk the place they're least expected.
As she embraces a fuller feel of who she will be, Maddie turns into acutely aware not just of the darkish forces round her, yet of life’s good looks and excellent possibilities.
Praise for At the Water’s Edge
“Breathtaking . . . a bold tale of event, friendship, and love within the shadow of WWII.”—Harper’s Bazaar
“A gripping, compelling tale . . . Gruen’s characters are vividly drawn and her scenes are completely paced.”—The Boston Globe
“A page-turner of a singular that rollicks besides crisp ancient detail.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram
“Powerfully evocative.”—USA Today
“Gruen is a grasp on the interval piece—and [this] novel is simply one other gorgeous instance of that craft.”—Glamour
“A desirable tale.”—Us Weekly
“Compulsively readable . . . a wealthy, appealing novel . . . right now a gripping love tale, a profound exam of the results of warfare on traditional ladies, and a compelling portrait of woman friendship.”—Kristin Hannah
“Utterly winning.”—The Miami Herald
“A compelling, mesmerizing learn, a unique which captivates and rewards, paying off in a sequence of emotional and narrative twists . . . convenience interpreting of the top order.”—The Globe and Mail
“A tremendous steamy love story.”—Good Housekeeping
“Unique in its surroundings and scope, this impeccably researched historic fiction is filled with the beautiful prose I’ve come to anticipate from this author.”—Jodi Picoult
“[Gruen] conveys the entice of the Scottish Highlands. . . . At the Water’s aspect captivates with its drama, intrigue and glimpses of either the darkish and lightweight of humanity.”—BookPage
From the Hardcover edition.