The House of Dreams: A Novel by Kate Lord Brown
English | 2016 | Historical Fiction | 960 KB
In 2000, Gabriel Lambert is a celebrated painter who hides a dark secret. Sophie Cass, a journalist struggling to begin her career and with a family connection to Lambert, is determined to find the truth about his past and the little known story of the real Casablanca. In 1940, an international group of rescue workers, refugee intellectuals, and artists gather in the beautiful old Villa Air Bel just outside Marseilles. American journalist Varian Fry and his remarkable team at the American Relief Center are working to help them escape France, but “the greatest man-trap in history” is closing in on them. Despite their peril, true camaraderie and creativity flourishes – while love affairs spring up and secrets are hidden. At the House of Dreams, young refugee artist Gabriel Lambert changed the course of his life – and now, sixty years later at his home in the Hamptons, the truth is finally catching up with him.