Dickson painted a beautiful portrait… i thought the vivid descriptions of the horrid bombardments were exceptionally beautiful… I have already recommended the book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘I couldn't put the book down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘i was drawn right in and swept away by the heartbreaking story… A warm, emotional read… I highly recommend.
The Orphan Sisters: An utterly heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical novel #ad - Goodreads reviewer‘exciting and heartwarming in equal measure… A very pleasant book to snuggle up with on a cold winters day in front of a roaring fire. Netgalley reviewer‘i love the story… A tale of family, heartbreaks, and forgiveness! . With no other family to speak of, the sisters worship their beloved mam – and they are confused and heartbroken to be deserted by her when they need her the most.
1940: etty and dorothy are finally released from the confines of Blakely Hall – but their freedom comes when the country is in the grip of World War Two and its terrors. Your heart just aches for the characters.
Our Last Goodbye: An absolutely gripping and emotional World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - I absolutely loved it! . An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and loss amidst the horror of war. A beautiful world war two novel for fans of Wives of War, Lisa Wingate and Diney Costeloe, that will have you reaching for the Kleenex. 1943, england: on a foggy night during the blackout, twenty-five-year-old May Robinson’s mother is tragically killed.
In this perilous time of such uncertainty, just as the war comes too close to home, she finds herself asking – how well do they really know each other? And when the shocking truth of May’s secret comes to light, can their love survive the impossible?Readers are absolutely loving Our Last Goodbye: 'What an emotional journey.
Our Last Goodbye: An absolutely gripping and emotional World War 2 historical novel #ad - . Will tug at your heartstrings. So emotional, a beautiful story. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘what a fantastic book… Loved this beautiful story… Fabulous… Have tissues handy. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘wonderful… Your heart will just ache… I didn’t want to leave. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars. Tending to wounded, fighting to save lives, May is immediately drawn to kind-hearted Richard Bentley, ashen-faced soldiers, who works tirelessly alongside her.
When I Was Yours: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - In fact, she’s not sure her heart can take it. Readers absolutely love lizzie page: ‘Once in a while a book comes along that just burrows its way into the heart of me, that stirs my soul. I loved this author’s writing and it was so realistic that I felt like I was actually there. Straggly hair, cropped hair, curls… the adults surge forward to choose and soon there is just one child left, a little girl sitting on the floor.
A beautiful wartime story… I wouldn't expect anything less from Lizzie Page. Big ones, little ones. She is thin as a string bean and her sleeve is ragged and damp – like she’s been chewing it. 1939. Can't wait to read more from the author now. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I absolutely loved it. Wrenched from her family in the east End and sent more than a hundred miles away, seven-year-old Pearl Posner must adapt to a new life away from everything familiar.
Vivienne didn’t ask for an evacuee child. And will it be pearl – the little girl who says so little and sees so much – who forces Vivi to finally confront what happened in her marriage… and to the long-lost sister she loved so dearly and let fall so far, just when she needed Vivi most? A beautiful and emotional wartime historical novel – heart-breaking, moving and unforgettable.
When I Was Yours: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - This is one such book… i spent quite a bit of this book trying to swallow the lump in my throat or wiping my eyes… God, I could gush and gush… Her writing is sublime, her plotting is perfection and her characters are fantastic. A perfect read and a perfect tribute to the wonderful women who did their duty as War Nurses.
The Secret OrphanOne More Chapter #ad - But soon elenor discovers that hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose…With Rose’s life in imminent danger, heroic Canadian pilot, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, Jackson St John. From the rubble of a bombed-out family home, a young girl is saved…this is a stunning and memorable page-turner of love, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer's daughter, loss and resilience for fans of The Secret Wife by Gill PaulAs the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, Elenor Cardew.
Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. Keep her secret keep her safeon the 14th November 1940, Hitler’s bombs rain down on Coventry. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love…and each other.
The German MidwifeAvon #ad - Does she serve the reich she loathes and keep the baby alive? Or does she sacrifice an innocent child for the good of a broken world?*Published in the UK as A Woman of War*. The usa today Best Seller. A powerful, new york times bestselling author of the alice networkan enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, haunting debut”―Kate Quinn, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love.
Germany, 1944. A prisoner in the camps, Anke Hoff is doing what she can to keep her pregnant campmates and their newborns alive. But when anke’s work is noticed, she is chosen for a task more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. Eva braun is pregnant with the Führer’s child, and Anke is assigned as her midwife.
The German Midwife #ad - Before long, Anke is faced with an impossible choice.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - Loved it and would definitely recommend. Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘this book was excellent! Totally kept my attention and I wanted to find out what would become of the main characters. Highly recommended. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Everything about this book is amazing. I love the main character eva, the way the author integrates the past with the present, and the emotional plot that kept me hooked from the beginning to the end.
I’ve read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and this one is definitely in my top 10 Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars. Fans of the letter, the Alice Network and The Nightingale will be hooked. You can pay a terrible price for keeping a promise…Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - The tempo of this novel was perfect--kept me wondering until the very last page!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘Absolutely loved this book and its riveting plot! . An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work. Because evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything.
The author has successfully penned a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - I so loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised. And she must hide who she is and take a new name for her own safety. When the nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, a Jewish violin maker, Josef, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be all right.
A great read. Well written. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars. Readers have fallen in love with the Violin Maker’s Daughter :‘From the minute I opened this book I was completely enthralled. As the oldest child, sarah must be the first to leave her family, to make her escape in a perilous journey across France via Paris to Poitiers.
For me, it made the war come alive, the suffering and angst of ordinary people, both Jews and Germans, their bravery in the face of adversity so vividly brought to life thanks to the author's magical writing. For now, bilingual Sarah is no longer a French Jew but a German girl. As she bids farewell to her beloved father and family, Sarah has hope, against all odds, that she will see them again when the war is over.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - The characters are well-developed and the storyline is interesting. It was well thought out and expertly written… really a great read and i can’t wait to look into other books by this author!’ Being Perry, 5 stars‘Sharon Maas never disappoints! She is one of my favourite authors and with this wonderful, she has cemented her place as one of the best historical fiction writes of today, harrowing, heart breaking tale of courage and love in the face of unimaginable danger, right up there with Antony Doerr and Kristin Hannah.
But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen year old daughter Sarah’s world upside down.
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - But in this small tuscan community, about how the tragic consequences of war can echo through generations, inspired by true events, some wartime secrets were never meant to be uncovered…A stunning tale, and how love can guide us through the darkest times. Il Mulino. Fans of kristin hannah’s The Nightingale and The Letter by Kathryn Hughes will be captivated.
She inherits a box of papers, handwritten in Italian and yellowed with age, and a tantalising promise that the truth about what happened during the war lies within. The diaries lead anna to the small village of rofelle, where she slowly starts to heal as she explores sun-kissed olive groves, and pieces together her mother’s past: happy days spent herding sheep across Tuscan meadows cruelly interrupted when World War Two erupted and the Nazis arrived; fleeing her home to join the Resistenza; and risking everything to protect an injured British soldier who captured her heart.
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel #ad - Readers have fallen in love with the tuscan secret:‘wow! why have i not read anything by this author before? The writing is magnificent… A story of love, lose, secrets and hope… I have truly fallen in love… A beautiful, touching story that I would recommend to everyone. Cooking the books ‘a fabulous historical fiction story… wonderful… Angela Petch is now added to my favourite author list… The rich details of the story are captivating.
. An old crumbling mill, by a winding river, nestled in the Tuscan mountains. Will grab you and hold onto you long after you put it down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A feast of a book… transports you to Tuscany.
Sold on a Monday: A NovelSourcebooks Landmark #ad - It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication.
It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. A new york times bestseller a usa today bestseller a publishers weekly bestsellera national indiebound bestseller an unforgettable novel by Kristina McMorris, inspired by a stunning piece of history.
Sold on a Monday: A Novel #ad - 2 children for sale the sign is a last resort. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.
The Things We Cannot Say: A NovelGraydon House #ad - Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. Now fifteen and engaged, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married.
. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief. Slipping between nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. But little by little, its families, and Alina’s tiny rural village, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, are divided by fear and hate.
The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel #ad - Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. I thought that before i let you go was one of the best novels I had ever read…If you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book.
Keep tissues handy. Fresh fiction“fans of the nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say. Pam jenoff, new york times bestselling authorIn 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war.
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - Why readers are falling in love with The Secret Letter: ‘I was so gripped. A beautifully written story that captivated my mind and heart. And one young girl who refuses to give up on what she believes in… london, she notices the postmark is stamped from germany - and it sends shivers down her spine… Germany, cruelly snatched from her and sent to a concentration camp – the Star of David sewn on her faded, shy and gentle Lotte, 2018: When ninety-four-year-old Imogen receives a letter addressed to her in neat, unfamiliar handwriting, 1939: Thirteen-year-old Magda is devastated by the loss of her best friend, brown coat.
It’s just mind-blowing. 5 stars - a 2019 must-read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Well I read this in 24 hours, what better compliment can I give it! . I was turning pages like there was no tomorrow. I was blown away by this book and I’m sure you will be too. Goodreads reviewer, but it was worth it!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This story was beautifully written and hooked me immediately… I was enthralled with the story all the way to the end and stayed up too late reading, 5 stars ‘I was hooked from the first page.