Island in the EastBook - 2017
It is 1897 and identical twins Harriet and Mae, having been born out of wedlock, are used to the whispers that follow them around, but their love for one another is all they've ever needed. Their mysterious benefactor, however, disagrees and sends them to Singapore to live with his distant relative, the rather unremarkable David Keeley, who will choose one of the sisters to marry.This single act sets off a chain of events that causes a distance to open up between Harriet and Mae, but it is only after the twins meet the handsome Alex Blake that their relationship becomes truly fractured. When one sister's envy of the other results in a betrayal so shocking, their sisterhood may not survive it, she realises that the only way she can make amends is by making the ultimate sacrifice. But that sacrifice will have repercussions throughout the generations . . .With a sizzling love affair playing out against this epic family drama, and a vivid and richly rendered wartime backdrop, Island In The East is evocative, atmospheric and incredibly romantic historical fiction at its very best.
Publisher: London : 2017. Sphere,
Branch Call Number: AF ASHC