The Museum of Broken Promises
‘A beautiful, evocative love story, a heart-breaking journey into a long-buried past.’ David Nicholls
‘Enthralling and beautifully written.’ The Times
Welcome to the Museum of Broken Promises,
a place of wonder, sadness … and hope.
Inside lies a treasure trove of objects – a baby’s shoe, a wedding veil, a railway ticket – all revealing moments of loss and betrayal. It is a place where people come to speak to the ghosts of the past. The owner, Laure, is also one of those people.
As a young woman in the 1980s Laure fled to Prague, where her life changed forever. Now, years later, she must confront the origins of her heart-breaking exhibition: a love affair with a dissident musician, a secret life behind the Iron Curtain, and a broken promise that she will never forget.
‘I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories – The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It’s a gem of a book… beautiful, elegant.’ Marian Keyes
Passion, betrayal and a mysterious marionette show combine to enthralling effect in this darkly compelling love story. * Daily Mail (Scotland) * Achingly beautiful. A must read. * Frost Magazine * A dark, tender and tragic exploration of love and betrayal. Simply stunning. * Elizabeth Fremantle * This glorious, beautifully engaging read is set to break and capture hearts. * LoveReading * It will linger long after you read it. * Historia * Buchan marries just enough political unrest with poignant love to satisfy historical fiction and romance fans alike. * i * An elegant story that unfolds with a subtle and fascinating voice. * Anstey Harris * What a love story, and so elegantly written! * Carol Drinkwater * Uplifting and sad and passionate and poignant. * Tammy Cohen * An amazing, emotive, heartbreaking but also ultimately uplifting novel. I really loved it. * Laura Barnett * Intricately plotted and beautifully written. * Katie Fforde * It's a gem of a book... Beautiful, elegant. * Marian Keyes * A beautiful, evocative love story, a heart-breaking journey into a long-buried past. * David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow * Gripping... This dark story, beautifully written, is shot through with the white heat of first love. * Daily Mail * Buchan writes of young love with a gorgeous tenderness... Enthralling and beautifully written. * The Times *
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