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Woman in Red (2008) [Novel]
by Eileen Goudge Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Alice Kessler spent nine years in prison for the attempted murder of the drunk driver who killed her son. Now she's returned home to Gray's Island to reconnect with the son she left behind. Her boy, Jeremy, now a sullen teenager, is wrongly accused of rape, and mother and son are thrown together in a desperate attempt to prove his innocence. She's aided by Colin McGinty, a recovering alcoholic and 9/11 widower, also recently returned to the island in the aftermath of his grandfather's death. Colin's grandfather, a famous artist, is best known for his haunting portrait, Woman in Red, which happens to be of Alice's grandmother. In a tale that weaves the past with the present, we come to know the story behind the portrait, of the forbidden wartime romance between William McGinty and Eleanor Styles, and the deadly secret that bound them more tightly than even their love for each other. A secret that, more than a century later, is about to be unburied, as Alice and Colin are drawn into a fragile romance of their own and the ghost of an enemy from long ago surfaces in the form of his grandson, the very man responsible for sending Alice to prison.

Original title: Woman in Red
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery

Edition #1: Woman in Red

Woman in Red (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Eileen Goudge, always wonderful, has written her best book yet. Woman in Red is both sweeping and intimate, a broad canvas of time and place, and a tender family portrait. I held my breath from the first page, and couldn't put the book down until I reached the last. Be prepared: this novel will tear your heart out. It's nothing short of brilliant." Luanne Rice, author of Crazy in Love
  • "Eileen Goudge has crafted a beautiful tale of loss, redemption and hope. Woman in Red is a masterpiece." Barbara Delinsky, author of An Accidental Woman
  • "Fast-paced, intricately plotted, and multi-layered, Woman in Red is a compelling novel about loss, loyalty, love, and the high price of redemption...Once you start this wonderful book, you won't be able to put it down." Kristin Hannah, author of Between Sisters
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Woman in Red (May 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vanguard
ISBN: 9781593155001
Dimensions: 8.32 x 6.55 x 1.08 in
Pages: 352

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