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Jonathan Cullen


Jonathan Cullen

Jonathan Cullen was raised in Boston and attended public schools. After a brief career as a bicycle messenger, he attended Boston College and graduated with a B.A. in English Literature (1995). During his 20s, he wrote two unpublished novels, taught high school in Ireland, lived in Mexico, worked as a prison librarian and spent a month in Kenya, Africa, before finally settling down three blocks from where he grew up.

He currently lives in Boston (West Roxbury) with his wife, Heidi, and 12-year-old daughter, Maeve.

Jonathan Cullen

Books by Jonathan Cullen

by Jonathan Cullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

July 1939. War is on the horizon, but on Monk Island, Maine, life goes on as usual. As the daughter of a lobsterman, Ellie Ames’ future seems limited until a mysterious German couple comes off the ferry with their 19-year-old son. From the moment she meets Karl Brink, the two become inseparable, and not everyone approves because locals are suspicious of outsiders. Ellie ignores their scorn, however, and the secret she learns about Karl’s family makes her even more determined to be with him. The magical summer ends when the Brinks suddenly have to go home. And although Karl promises to return in the fall, by then Europe is at war. Two years pass, and Ellie has all but given up hope when she gets a letter in the mail that will change her life forever.