The Imperfects (Paperback)
Based on a true story, The Imperfects gives us a little history, a little mystery and a lot of family drama. The Millers are brought together when the youngest granddaughter discovers a 137-carat yellow diamond in a brooch that belonged to their recently deceased grandmother Helen, revealing a hidden life they knew nothing about. The news of the secret diamond gets out and the family has to work together to find the provenance that will allow them to keep it--or sell it--for the money they all so desperately need. This is the perfect story to get caught up in that will take your mind off everything, including your own family.— From Lorna
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"A page-turning family saga, this book will entertain readers of all generations." --Good Morning America
"Compassionate, thoughtful, and surprisingly moving... The Imperfects] will satisfy fans of Maggie Shipstead and Celeste Ng." --Booklist
From the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays comes a captivating new novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth.
The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one roof for the first time in years, forced to confront old resentments and betrayals, when their mysterious, eccentric matriarch, Helen, passes away. But their lives are about to change when they find a secret inheritance hidden among her possessions--the Florentine Diamond, a 137-carat yellow gemstone that went missing from the Austrian Empire a century ago.
Desperate to learn how one of the world's most elusive diamonds ended up in Helen's bedroom, they begin investigating her past only to realize how little they know about their brave, resilient grandmother. As the Millers race to determine whether they are the rightful heirs to the diamond and the fortune it promises, they uncover a past more tragic and powerful than they ever could have imagined, forever changing their connection to their heritage and each other.
Inspired by the true story of the real, still-missing Florentine Diamond, The Imperfects illuminates the sacrifices we make for family and how sometimes discovering the truth of the past is the only way to better the future.