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

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    THE THINGS WE DON'T SAY is an engrossing historical fiction novel. There are two different storylines. Just the way I like it when it comes to historical fiction novels. In the 80s is young Emma shock...

  • Jan Hills

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

  • ABCme

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing.I'm a big fan of Ella Carey. Her books are easy accessable and always have an exciting story to tell. In The Things We Don't Say she takes us to early 190...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Elizabeth

    I had a little trouble connecting with this book and I'm not sure why. I've always loved the author's writing, but this book missed the mark for me.The character of Emma was amazing and the reason I k...

  • Tasha Brynn

    I have to admit I didn't have high hopes for this book. It was a Kindle First monthly offering, and I only chose it, because I had no interest in the others. It was the title that really put me off at...

  • Kathleen Peterson

    I wanted to like this book I really wanted to like this book and found it interesting at first. However, the charcters never developed beyond their introductions. I couldn't buy the unconditional love...

  • Dottie

    I Read this book which is really out of my norm as I am a true romance reader, however I honestly enjoyed it. This book has a little of everything in it some mystery beautiful parts about art and of c...

  • Joy H.

    Added July 1, 2018 (Published July 1st 2018 by Lake Union Publishing)I hope the interesting title lives up to its promise. (It didn't!)The story has too many time shifts and place shifts, one after an...