I had the pleasure of reading Nicole Dweck's debut novel, The Debt of Tamar, and it blew me away.
About the Book
Over four centuries later, thirty-two year old Selim Osman, a playboy prince with a thriving real estate empire, is suddenly diagnosed with a life-theatening condition. Abandoning the mother of his unborn child, he vanishes from Istanbul without an explanation. In a Manhattan hospital, he meets Hannah, a talented artist and the daughter of a French Holocaust survivor. As their story intertwines with that of their ancestors, readers are taken back to Nazi-occupied Paris, and to a sea-side village in the Holy Land where a world of secrets is illuminated.
Theirs is a love that has been dormant for centuries, spanning continents, generations, oceans, and religions. Bound by a debt that has lingered through time, they must right the wrongs of the past if they're ever to break the shackles of their future.
The Debt of Tamar is an emotionally riveting tale that spans several centuries and connects dozens of people together, linking them back in time. It was fascinating how chains of events exploded on each other, from the 16th century until present day. I was literally floored.
Ms. Dweck, writes beautifully, with vivid and evocative descriptions. Her words flow with such talent that I was surprised this was her debut.
I read this book in one day, only putting it down to take a deep breath, and walk away for a moment. The Debt of Tamar, will challenge you, it will rock you to the core, and you'll come back for more.
About the Author
The Debt of Tamar, her debut novel, was a two-time finalist in the UK's Cinnamon Press Novel Award Competition. It has also received an honorable award mention in the category of Mainstream/Literary Fiction from Writers Digest and was the highest rated book for two weeks running on the Harper Collin's "Authonomy" website.
Nicole lives in New York City with her husband and son.