PRAISE FOR THE LINES BETWEEN US:
“Author Rebecca D’Harlingue has crafted a truly beautiful work of epistolary fiction that takes us directly to the pens and minds of her characters…What results is a highly personal, intelligent and emotive story that brings you closer to these women than you may think
possible, ensuring that their tragedies and triumphs stay in your heart forever.” Readers’ Favorite
“The author has clearly immersed herself in 17th-century culture. The voices of the characters are authentic and the prose is one of the best features of the book. Example: ‘I know that our suffering is slight relative to what others have to endure, but weighing sorrow does not lessen
pain.’ I found these words particularly moving.” Discovering Diamonds
“An ambitious, engaging novel that explores the power of finding personal connection to the past…The rhythms of these women’s lives are sure to resonate with readers.” Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE LINES BETWEEN US:
In 1661 Madrid, Ana is still grieving the loss of her husband when her niece, sixteen-year-old Juliana, suddenly vanishes. Ana frantically searches the girl’s room and comes across a diary.
Journeying to southern Spain in the hope of finding her, Ana immerses herself in her niece’s private thoughts. After a futile search in Seville, she comes to Juliana’s final entries, and, discovering the horrifying reason for the girl’s flight, abandons her search.
In 1992 Missouri, in her deceased mother’s home, Rachel finds a packet of letters, and a diary written by a woman named Juliana. Rachel’s reserved mother has never mentioned these items, but Rachel recognizes the names Ana and Juliana: her mother uttered them on her deathbed.
She soon becomes immersed in Juliana’s diary, which recounts the young woman’s journey to Mexico City and her life in a convent. As she learns the truth about Juliana’s tragic family history, Rachel seeks to understand her connection to the writings―hoping that iN finding those answers, she will somehow heal the wounds caused by her mother’s lifelong
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Independent Press Award 2021 – Winner in New Fiction and Distinguished Favorite in Historical Fiction
CIBA Chaucer Book Award 2021 - Finalist
National Indie Excellence Awards 2021 – Finalist in Literary Fiction
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards 2020 – Finalist in Historical Fiction