The Things We Don't Say

The Things We Don't Say

A beguiling painting holds the secrets of a woman’s past and calls into question everything she thought she knew about the man she loved…

Nearly sixty years ago, renowned London artist Patrick Adams painted his most famous work: a portrait of his beloved Emma Temple, a fellow bohemian with whom he shared his life. Years after Patrick’s death, ninety-year-old Emma still has the painting hanging over her bed at their country home as a testament to their love.

To Emma’s granddaughter, Laura, the portrait is also a symbol of so much to come. The masterpiece is serving as collateral to pay Laura’s tuition at a prestigious music school. Then the impossible happens when an appraiser claims the painting is a fraud. For Laura, the accusation jeopardizes her future. For Emma, it casts doubt on everything she believed about her relationship with Patrick. Laura is determined to prove that Patrick did indeed paint the portrait. Both her grandmother’s and Patrick’s legacies are worth fighting for.

As the stories of two women entwine, it’s time for Emma to summon up the past—even at the risk of revealing its unspoken secrets.

Title:The Things We Don't Say
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About Ella Carey

Ella Carey is the author of three novels inspired by the discovery of courtesan Marthe de Florian's abandoned apartment in Paris: PARIS TIME CAPSULE, released in April 2014 then with Lake Union Publishing in 2015, now adapted into a feature film screenplay, THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE, March 2016 and FROM A PARIS BALCONY, available for pre-order now, to be released with Lake Union Publishing on October


    The Things We Don't Say Reviews

  • Helen

    This is a compelling story of love and secrets a story lasting over sixty years through two world wars it brings to life the bohemian lifestyles of two very talented artists Emma Temple and Patrick Ad...

  • Jan Hills

    Really like the story line but the writing is so terrible had to stop reading this . ...

  • Jackie Cain

    I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis looked interesting and was about the Bloomsbury group of artists and intellectuals so I was looking forward to reading more about them. Unfortunately, a...

  • Lynn Brooks

    An emotional journey of everlasting love! When faced with the possibility that something she believed to be true might have been far fetched, a woman travels through her memories to recall the love st...

  • Cheryl Steckling

    The Things We Don't Say: A Novel by Ella CareyCan you imagine having a painting of you that was done by an renowned London artist such as Patrick Adams and have it be telling the story of the things w...

  • Sue King

    I really enjoyed the plot and characters in this book. I love books about painters and the creation of art and this book was fulfilling in that aspect. My one complaint: the book felt a little long in...

  • Susan

    Mesmerizing storyThis is a mesmerizing story of the many faces of love. It moves fluidly between the early part of the twentieth century and nineteen eighty as it unravels a deep mystery that affects ...

  • Rebecca

    Kindle First Reads - June 2018 ($10 Hardcover)...

  • Penelope Wolfe

    Air and dustMy mind kept trying to blow the dust from these characters, the landscapes and the scenes. To no avail, the characters seemed preternaturally flat. The helplessness of Emma, and the panic ...

  • Lucy Lusk

    At first I didn't think I was going to like this but in the end, I did find it interesting and had a hard time putting it down. I think it is worth the read!...