A young girl flees 17th century Madrid in fear for her life, vanishing with an awful secret. Three centuries later and a continent away, a woman comes across old papers hidden away, discovering the reason for the flight so long ago, and for her own mother's enigmatic dying words. LEARN MORE

“An ambitious, engaging novel that explores the power of finding personal connection to the past.”

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About Rebecca

Rebecca’s discovery of family papers and her love of Spanish literature and history inspired her novel The Lines Between Us, which explores the repercussions of family secrets and of the ways we attempt to reveal ourselves.


Independent Press Award 2021 – Winner in New Fiction and Distinguished Favorite in Historical Fiction

National Indie Excellence Awards 2021 – Finalist in Literary Fiction

CIBA Chaucer Book Award 2021 – Best in Category

Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards 2020 – Finalist in Historical Fiction

International Book Awards 2020 – Finalist in Best New Fiction

Best Book Awards 2020 – Finalist in Best New Fiction

A woman utters two strangers’ names on her deathbed, lamenting that she has failed them. In going through the woman’s home her daughter finds hidden papers, which may hold the key to their identities, and what her connection is to them.