The Museum of Broken Promises

The Museum of Broken Promises

The stunning new novel from bestselling Elizabeth Buchan. The Museum of Broken Promises is a beautiful, evocative love-story and a heart-breaking exploration of some of the darkest moments in European history.

Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated - a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby's shoe. And each represent a moment of grief or terrible betrayal. The museum is a place where people come to speak to the ghosts of the past and, sometimes, to lay them to rest. Laure, the owner and curator, has also hidden artefacts from her own painful youth amongst the objects on display.

Prague, 1985. Recovering from the sudden death of her father, Laure flees to Prague. But life behind the Iron Curtain is a complex thing: drab and grey yet charged with danger. Laure cannot begin to comprehend the dark, political currents that run beneath the surface of this communist city. Until, that is, she meets a young dissident musician. Her love for him will have terrible and unforeseen consequences. It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can make finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love which has directed her life.

Title:The Museum of Broken Promises
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781786495280
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  • Ceecee

    This fascinating and intriguing story starts in 1986 as Laure Carlyle waits for Tomas to escape from Prague at the first train station stop in Austria after the Czechoslovakian border. It then switche...

  • Ivana - Diary of Difference

    Wishlist | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest I am so excited to be part of the Book Buzz for The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan. This lovely book is out on 02nd April, s...

  • ABCme

    Wow! It's been a while since a book made such a deep impact! This one totally blew me away and will stay with me for a long time.Covering present day Paris, Prague behind the Iron Curtain and Berlin a...

  • Rachel Hall

    An original concept but a disappointing execution with a cast I struggled to invest in.Although I wouldn’t consider myself a typical audience for a love-story, I was drawn in by the original concept...

  • Thebooktrail

    Visit the locations in the novel From the moment I walked into the Museum of Broken Promises, I had a feeling it was going to be good. A place of wonder and lives lived. There are pieces here, ‘frag...

  • Michelle

    Thank you NetGalley and Corvus books for a copy of Museum of Broken Promises.Set-in present-day Paris and Prague in 1985 under communist rule. Laure is an au pair in Paris. Who is looking after two ch...

  • P.R.

    I had been looking forward to reading this latest book from Elizabeth Buchan, an author I usually love, but the first half has proved so disappointing that I've set it aside.I can't complain about the...

  • Sharon Williams

    Did not enjoy sorry...

  • Kate

    I enjoyed reading this book. At first I wasn't sure I would finish the book, but the more I read the more I understood the characters and their motives. I liked the backdrop of life behind the Iron Cu...

  • Sharon

    The Museum of Broken Promises is a moving account of a woman's life, touched by love, tragedy and longing. It shines a light on the difficult, slippery experience of life in Prague under communism, an...