Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, accomplished photographer Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and is content with the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family’s secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she’s about to embark on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her.
Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father, Henry, return to the French town of Henry’s youth, sparking unexpected memories for him—recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family’s surprising history.
While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, she meets an American historian who stirs a passion deep within her—a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again.
Brilliantly written and infused with Susan Wiggs’s trademark style, this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet in MAP OF THE HEART—an instant New York Times bestseller on the hardcover list. MAP OF THE HEART beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.
About the Book
Map of the Heart
by Susan Wiggs
April 24, 2018
About Susan Wiggs
SUSAN WIGGS is the author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and her most recent, instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.
Review of Map of the Heart
Review (4 Stars): Map of the Heart was a beautifully written story about finding love after experiencing a heartbreaking loss. Camille Adams lost the love of her life in a tragic accident and is spending her time raising her teenage daughter in the sleepy town of Bethany Bay. When she receives a mysterious package one day, she takes a trip of a lifetime that will change her life forever.
I enjoyed Map of the Heart because I understood what Camille was going through. She lost her husband and was just trying to keep her head about water while caring for her teenage daughter. She was so concerned about losing her daughter that she was basically afraid to live and try to new experiences which was starting to take a toll on her and her daughter. By going on this new adventure, she opened the door to life and potentially love, which is exactly what she needed.
Map of the Heart is a great story and I love how Ms. Wiggs makes the reader feel like they are right there with Camille. This book was very emotional for me and I was so glad that Camille took a chance on love with someone that she never expected. I’m looking forward to reading more from Ms. Wiggs in the future and Map of the Heart will stay with me for some time.