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The Sea Gate

by Jane Johnson

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The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson
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    Jan 2021, 416 pages

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Present-day mystery and World War II historical fiction overlap in Jane Johnson's The Sea Gate.

In Jane Johnson's novel, The Sea Gate, set in England, readers are introduced to Becky, a young woman facing multiple crises in her life. Her mother, Genevieve, has just died from cancer. Becky herself has already had a double mastectomy and has just been told her latest scan is abnormal and she needs to come in for a follow-up. Her fiancé of 10 years is being less than supportive. In going through her mom's unopened mail, Becky discovers a letter from Olivia, an elderly cousin who is about to be forced into a nursing facility and is imploring Genevieve to help her stay in her home, not realizing the woman she is attempting to contact has died. Becky decides to travel to Olivia's clifftop mansion in the county of Cornwall and do what she can for her. She arrives to find that Olivia has been hospitalized, the house is a much-neglected wreck, and the people supposedly looking after ...

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