THE SECRET OF THE NIGHTINGALE PALACE
Sachs’ latest is so beautiful in every aspect that readers will have difficulty pinpointing the best parts. Rich in San Francisco history with brilliant characters you’ll warm up to, the two different storylines will enrapture you as well. Both women’s romances will have readers blushing and rooting for love to prosper. Elegant and tasteful, this novel is not to be missed.
Anna Rosenthal lost her husband to cancer a few years ago, but is having difficulty moving on. Then, her 85-year-old estranged grandmother Goldie convinces Anna to drive across the country with her to San Francisco to return a piece of priceless Japanese art to its original owner. Intrigued and eager to find a way out of her current rut, Anna accepts the offer, not realizing that the trip will shed new light on her grandmother’s past — and pave the way for Anna’s future. (MORROW, Feb., 368 pp., $14.99)