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Read online The Way I Found Her.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Way I Found Her This is the summer that Lewis Little precocious thirteen year old is spending in Paris with his beautiful mother Alice who is translating the latest medieval romance by Valentina Gavrilovich the bestselling and exotic Russian migr This is the summer that the bewitching Valentina beckons from her sofa and Lewis discovers an exquisite new world filled with passion and intrigue set against the alluring backdrop of Paris But when Valentina disappears and Lewis takes it upon himself to find her wondrous secrets suddenly turn sinister This is the summer that Lewis caught in a bizarre and dangerous romance is about to face head on the perilous force that transforms children into adults by Rose Tremain

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The Way I Found Her
Title:The Way I Found Her
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ISBN:0671035703
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Number of Pages:368
Category:Fiction, France, British literature, Mystery, Literary fiction, Coming of age
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