As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk
everything to find a brighter future.
Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the
luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York,
desperate to escape the concentration camps that
claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe
haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous
Atlantic crossing.
Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each
with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor
Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy,
determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to
Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love
for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. And
then there’s young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret…
But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat.
Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new
life in America?
MARIUS GABRIEL
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Marius Gabriel is the author of THE OCEAN LINER,
THE DESIGNER, THE SEVENTH MOON
and other best selling historical novels.
The Ocean Liner
The new novel, out now.
The Designer
Winner of the RNA Historical Novel of the Year Award
“Gabriel is a solid writer who paints his story across a broad canvas of World War II
Europe… This fast-paced romantic saga is both compelling and suspenseful; the
kind of book where you look up and realize it’s 2 a.m.” (Historic Novel Society)
In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon
after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom,
she’s stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When
her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper
demands a separation.
Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an
obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a
decaying fashion house whose timid nature and
reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his
designs. His name is Christian Dior.
Realising his genius, Copper urges Dior to strike out on his
own, helping to pull him away from his insecurities and
towards stardom. With just a camera and a typewriter, she
takes her own advice and ventures into the wild and
colourful world of fashion journalism.
Soon Copper finds herself torn between two very different suitors,
questioning who she is and what she truly wants. As the city rebuilds and
opulence returns, can Copper make a new, love-filled life for herself?
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In a period of irreversible change, the Redcliffe sisters face
monumental love and loss that will stretch the bounds of
sisterhood to their limits…
As the perils of World War II loom ever closer, Chiara is
more interested in the joyful whirl of the season than
matters of faith or ideology. But even her breezy
innocence cannot survive the harsh lessons of heartbreak
and war. Meanwhile older sister Isobel is forced to face
her misguided Fascist political beliefs in Nazi Germany as
the shocking realities of the regime hit home. And then
there’s Felicity, the youngest and most introverted of the
Redcliffe sisters, who is about to take her vows and enter
the convent against her sisters’ wishes. But a chance
meeting with an American soldier threatens the very
foundations of her decision.
As each sister follows her own path, will their differences
force them apart and take them beyond the realms of forgiveness?
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye is the first book in the Redcliffe Sisters
series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.
Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye
The tender, fascinating story of three sisters in wartime.
Tensions between three sisters, divided by life and love,
are about to spill over into all-out conflict.
It is 1942 and the world is at war. The eldest of the
Redcliffe sisters, Isobel, impulsive and ideological, strives
to make herself heard in a world distracted by violence.
But her ambitious new path is strewn with obstacles, not
least a private scandal that threatens to become public.
Optimist Chiara has had to grow up fast, to set aside
teenage dreams and make way for the unexpected
realities of adulthood—but who can she count on for help?
Meanwhile Felicity has challenges of a more spiritual
nature: will her journey of self-discovery lead her away
from the convent she thought was her calling?
Separated by distance and war, Isobel, Chiara and Felicity
must learn to confront life’s challenges with passion,
strength—and unity. Because family is the tie that binds
tightest of all.
This is the second title in the Redcliffe Sisters series and follows on from Wish Me
Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye.
Take Me to Your Heart Again
The heartwarming sequel to Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye
From the international bestselling author of THE MASK OF
TIME and THE ORIGINAL SIN.
As World War II rages, Francine Lawrence and her small
daughter, Ruth, wait in the fading splendor of Raffles Hotel
in Singapore for Francine's British husband. But when he is
delayed, Francine, half-Chinese and unwelcome there, is
forced to begin a terrifying journey. Seeking to escape a
world exploding in nightmare, Francine ultimately makes a
gut-wrenching decision: to entrust Ruth to strangers in
order to save the child's life. But when the war ends, all
traces of Ruth have vanished; years of searching bring only
heartbreak.
Three decades later Francine is a formidable
businesswoman, pouring all her energies into her
companies. Then one day a soft-spoken young woman
walks into her New York office on the Festival of the
Hungry Ghosts. Her name is Sakura, and she hints that she may be Francine's
daughter. What Francine does not know is that beneath Sakura's calm surface lives
the heart of a warrior. Francine cannot begin to imagine the places Sakura has
been, the horrors she has endured--or the secret that gives her the strongest
motive in the world to lie...
The Seventh Moon
“Few thrillers have as strong a sense of atmosphere and adventure as this fascinating tale”
(Chicago Tribune)
It all begins with The Original Sin...
Mercedes Eduard--rich, powerful and still beautiful--lives
quietly on her Costa Brava estate, her turbulent past
behind her. Until the package from America arrives: the
graphic photo of her daughter Eden, and the impossible
demand for ten million dollars.
This is no ordinary kidnapping. Its roots go back beyond
the Spanish Civil War to an original sin which has
shadowed three generations and now links its heirs in a
twisted chain of revenge.
Will it end in damnation or salvation?
Triumph or tragedy?
The answer lies in a passionate love story, an ancient mystery--and a secret which
will change lives forever.
The Original Sin
“Pulsing with romance, danger and suspense…a compelling read” (Publishers Weekly)
“Positively riveting…a sexy, hard-to-put-down read” (Kirkus Reviews)
From the international bestselling author of THE MASK
OF TIME and THE ORIGINAL SIN.
As World War II rages, Francine Lawrence and her small
daughter, Ruth, wait in the fading splendor of Raffles
Hotel in Singapore for Francine's British husband. But
when he is delayed, Francine, half-Chinese and
unwelcome there, is forced to begin a terrifying journey.
Seeking to escape a world exploding in nightmare,
Francine ultimately makes a gut-wrenching decision: to
entrust Ruth to strangers in order to save the child's life.
But when the war ends, all traces of Ruth have vanished;
years of searching bring only heartbreak.
Three decades later Francine is a formidable
businesswoman, pouring all her energies into her companies. Then one day a soft-
spoken young woman walks into her New York office on the Festival of the Hungry
Ghosts. Her name is Sakura, and she hints that she may be Francine's daughter.
What Francine does not know is that beneath Sakura's calm surface lives the heart
of a warrior. Francine cannot begin to imagine the places Sakura has been, the
horrors she has endured--or the secret that gives her the strongest motive in the
world to lie...
The Mask of Time
“Keeps you reading while your dinner burns… Great fun!” (Cosmopolitan)
Giving up her newborn daughter wasn't easy. Nor was
seeing her in the headlines, fifteen years later, accused of
burning her adoptive mother to death.
For Dr Rebecca Carey, no longer a troubled teenager, but
now a dedicated pediatrician, there was only one choice:
Find out the truth about her child.
‘An author with a rare talent to enthrall’
Booklist
A House of Many Rooms
“A sexy, gripping thriller that doesn’t miss a beat” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A profusion of surprising plot twists, relentless suspense and a humdinger of a climax. A
spellbinding thriller that will keep readers riveted” (Booklist)
The year is 33 AD and Marcellus arrives in Jerusalem with a
letter for Pontius Pilate.
From the international bestselling author of THE DESIGNER
and THE SEVENTH MOON comes a spellbinding novel of
the ancient world.
The life and loves of Marcellus unfold against the vivid,
sprawling panorama of the Roman Empire.
As a brilliant young lawyer with the right connections,
Marcellus moves easily among the great figures of his age –
the emperors Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius; King Herod
and his beautiful wife, Herodias; the prefect of Judea,
Pilate; and the troublesome Galilean he crucifies, Jesus of
Nazareth.
"Not a Christian, not a Jew, not even a Roman," Marcellus
the Etruscan observes his world with sharp eyes and a warm heart. Through the
often grim and bloody events of fifty years which changed the world, his life is a
triumph of the human spirit.
 
The Testament of Marcellus
An enthralling novel of the ancient world
An enchanting novel of colonial West Africa.
Intelligent, charming and handsome, Jean-Patrice has Paris
at his feet. But when he embarks on a passionate affair
with the beautiful wife of a superior, his brilliant career in
the Civil Service goes south.
Packed off to the equatorial colony of Gabon to avoid a
scandal, Jean-Patrice is plunged from the City of Light into
the Heart of Darkness. In the company of cannibals,
ghosts, witchdoctors and a gorilla named Chloe, he is
forced to revise everything he has learned and find the
true meaning of courage and love.
Told with humor and compassion, this is the story of a
young man's coming of age in the last months of the 19th
Century.
 
Gabon
A magical novel of nineteenth-century Africa
Marius Gabriel served his author apprenticeship while a student in the north of
England. To finance his postgraduate research, he wrote 33 steamy romances
under a female pseudonym. His identity as a man had to be kept secret until he
turned to longer fiction under his own name.
He is the author of 10 historical novels, including the best-sellers "The Designer,"
"The Ocean Liner" and "The Seventh Moon."
Cosmopolitan accused him of "keeping you reading while your dinner burns." He
very seldom burns his own, being an enthusiastic cook, as well as an artist and a
musician. He has three grown-up children.
His last novel, "The Designer" (2017) is set in Paris, and begins in 1944 with the
chance meeting between an American war correspondent and an unknown
fashion designer named Christian Dior.
Winner of the RNA Historical Novel of The
Year Award.
His latest novel, The Ocean Liner," is set on a luxury passenger ship making the
perilous crossing between Europe and the United States in the first weeks of World
War II.
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