A Fire Sparkling

A Fire Sparkling

Title:A Fire Sparkling
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:First edition

From the USA Today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a spellbinding novel about one woman’s love, loss, and courage during wartime.

After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian’s life gets even more complicated. Rattled by the discovery, Gillian attempts to unravel the truth behind the photos, setting her off on an epic journey through the past…

1939. England is on the brink of war as Vivian Hughes falls in love with a handsome British official, but when bombs begin to fall and Vivian’s happy life is destroyed in the blitz, she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…

As Gillian learns more about her grandmother’s past, the old photo begins to make more sense. But for every question answered, a new one takes its place. Faced with a truth that is not at all what she expected, Gillian attempts to shine a light not only on the mysteries of her family’s past but also on her own future.

This gorgeously written multigenerational saga is a heart-wrenching yet hopeful examination of one woman’s struggle to survive, perfect for fans of The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.


    A Fire Sparkling Reviews

  • Laurie

    If you like historical fiction, mystery, suspense and family drama, you will want to read "A Fire Sparkling"!This novel put me in the throes of World War II with Vivian, a young woman with many secret...

  • Debra Slonek

    An excellent novel filled with romance, heartache, betrayal, loyalty, danger, secrets, suspense, adventures and a cast of unforgettable characters. As you begin reading this book, prepare to be swept ...

  • Jane

    A Fire Sparkling will leave you breathless...it is that good! I am not going to rehash the synopsis because I don’t want to inadvertently give any spoilers. Julianne MacLean has written a story that...

  • Katie (katieladyreads)

    DNF made it until 250 pages in but couldn’t take the characters anymore and the old fashioned language was insufferable ...

  • Lynda Kelly

    This is the third book I've read by this author and also the third one I've given 5* to. I'm at a loss, really, as to why she's not mentioned as much nor afforded the publicity other authors seem to g...

  • Karen McQuestion

    A Fire Sparkling is a beautifully-written, moving novel that seamlessly interweaves the story of a family over three generations. The core of the story belongs to Vivian Hughes and her experiences as ...

  • Louetta Waters

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher and author for A free ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean is not what I expected and yet so so much more than...

  • Christine Nolfi

    Brimming with twists, secrets, and romance, A Fire Sparkling carries the reader back to WWII Europe as modern-day woman Gillian Gibbons unravels the past kept hidden by her grandmother for decades. Th...

  • Kristen Suire

    "He considered it for a moment, then gave me a look. “They have a name for you on the base. They call you the Unattainable. ‘There goes the Unattainable,’ they say, whenever you’re spotted cyc...

  • Julia

    A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean is a marvelous dual timeline story of love and courage in times of war. It is a novel that will both thrill and horrify as the reader journeys through lives that l...