‘Nobody is to know where we are. You must forget England. That part of your lives is over.’
Twins Ginny and Emily Holborn have everything they could ever need in their Wolverhampton home: a loving family, a garden to play in, and staff waiting to attend to their every need. Until, one summer day in 1926, they disappear without a trace.
Ten years later, bright-eyed solicitor Charlie Commoner is given his first job: track down the still-missing Holborn twins. Despatched to France, he’s left to unravel a web of infidelity, mystery, and terrifying family secrets.
Let bestselling author Beryl Kingston sweep you away on a journey from London to Paris, through tragedy and triumph in the search for two sisters wearing two silver crosses.
Two Silver Crosses was originally published in 1992.
I’d like to thank Agora Books and Beryl Kingston for including me on this book tour.
What a beautifully written story Two Silver Crosses is. The descriptives are so vivid I felt like I was there.
The Holborn’s are a wealthy family, the story begins as Hortense the young French wife of son and heir to the Holborn fortune is giving birth to twin girls.
Emily is born blind due to a not spoken about illness her parents have, its made clear the illness is due to a sexually transmitted disease. This illness puts a black mark on their lives and very much dictates their fate.
When their Father dies their cruel Uncle blackmails Hortense in leaving the Holborn manor, she takes flight with the twins in the early hours. Determined to make a life for her and the twins in her home country of France.
The relationship between the sisters is lovely, I became very fond of Ginny and Emily and was immersed in the ups and downs of their lives throughout.
Whilst in France their lives are far from the privileged ones they led in England.
When their Grandfather dies he puts in place a quest for his Granddaughters to be found so they can take over the family business. Will they be found and will this change their fate?
Two Silver Crosses is a stunning historical read, I started reading it whilst in hospital awaiting an operation. It certainly distracted me and kept my nerves at bay!
Beryl writes with warmth and depth, surrounding you in the history of the era it is set. The historical aspect is astounding and I felt I had definitely learnt something by reading it.
A truly beautiful and intense read!
All About Beryl
Beryl Kingston is the author of 30 novels with over a million copies sold. She has been a writer since she was 7 when she started producing poetry. She was evacuated to Felpham at the start of WWII, igniting an interest in one-time resident poet William Blake which later inspired her novel The Gates of Paradise. She was an English teacher from 1952 until 1985 when she became a full-time writer after her debut novel, Hearts and Farthings, became a bestseller. Kingston continued writing bestsellers for the next 14 years with titles ranging from family sagas to modern stories and historical novels. She currently lives in West Sussex and has three children, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
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