So when she falls in love with George Turner, she can’t wait to return to London as his wife. She always delivers in spades. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘lizzie Page has such great ways of describing events and places… I loved the characters and the story was brilliant. George, banned from conscription himself, has taken to the bottle, and May suspects he’s seeing other women too.
Daughters of War: A gripping historical novel of love and loss #ad - Miles away on the front line and unable to reach them, perfect for fans of Before We Were Yours, will May be reunited with her little girls before it’s too late?A gripping wartime drama, The Secret Orphan and The German Midwife. What readers are saying about daughters of war:‘absolutely loved this book! One of the best books I've read in ages… a gripping read that I both couldn't wait to finish but also didn't want to end.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘i simply adored Daughters of War… once in a while a book comes along that just burrows its way into the heart of me, that stirs my soul. A beautiful wartime story… my absolute favourite. Goodreads reviewer, 5 starsAs a teenager in Chicago, May always dreamed of travelling the world.
A perfect read and a perfect tribute to the wonderful women who did their duty as War Nurses.
The War Nurses: A gripping historical novel of love and sacrificeBookouture #ad - One of the best books set during the war that I have had the pleasure of reading. Renita d’silva‘completely spellbinding – I absolutely loved it. Elizabeth gillas war takes its toll, the love and care of two brave young nurses will become everything to the wounded soldiers they tend. Just a wonderful, emotional read that I won’t forget in a hurry.
Michelle’s book cave‘an impressively written tale of love, friendship, courage… I was blown away by this outstanding historical novel. Bookish jottings, 5 stars‘lizzie page has done an amazing job at breathing life into two characters who ought to be better known for their fearless and heroic acts… an incredible story and I was hooked by it from beginning to end.
The War Nurses: A gripping historical novel of love and sacrifice #ad - Short books and scribes, 5 stars‘At times I had to suspend disbelief - only to later find that the unbelievable things were true. Can't wait for the next one. Chells and Books‘A brilliant read. Reading about the raw details of war time events was quite emotional … a gritty, raw and touching novel which left me wanting more… Such a wonderful, wonderful book.
And maybe even the possibility of love with an attractive officer in their care…but as the war continues and the stress of duty threatens to pull the two women apart, will Elsie and Mairi’s special nurses’ bond be strong enough to see them through?A powerfully moving wartime saga – you won’t want to put it down!Readers absolutely love The War Nurses:‘I couldn't put this book down.
Because mairi and elsie really did exist – and Page breathes life into their story.
When I Was Yours: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - But like it or not, pearl is here to stay, and what with the rumours about what’s happening to children in mainland Europe, it might be the last safe place for her. As pearl and vivi learn how to live together, they discover that they have a connection that runs more deeply than they could ever have guessed – from before Pearl was born, and deep into Vivienne’s past.
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 – heartbreaking, moving and unforgettable.
In fact, she’s not sure her heart can take it. So many years, so many disappointments… vivi’s ability to feel love left her the day she learned the truth about her husband Edmund, and when she made the worst decision of her life and left her cherished sister to her fate. War has broken out – hundreds of children are evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe from the bombs raining down on the cities.
When I Was Yours: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - 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. Straggly hair, curls… the adults surge forward to choose and soon there is just one child left, cropped hair, a little girl sitting on the floor.
I adore lizzie page’s writing and the way she so brilliantly blends fact and fiction.
Our Last Goodbye: An absolutely gripping and emotional World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - Tending to wounded, fighting to save lives, ashen-faced soldiers, May is immediately drawn to kind-hearted Richard Bentley, who works tirelessly alongside her. A truly emotional read that had me shed tears of happiness and sadness… May’s story is one that will certainly pull on the heart strings and I loved every minute of it.
By the letter book reviews, 5 stars‘this book is an absolute treasure beyond words! from page one I couldn't put it down! May's story of true sadness and loss during World War Two brought me to tears!… Anyone that loves a great historical read will fall in love with this book immediately as I did!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars'I absolutely loved it!
Our Last Goodbye: An absolutely gripping and emotional World War 2 historical novel #ad - . Wonderful. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Oh boy, I have to say that Our Last Goodbye was one seriously awesome read. He has sparkling brown eyes, and makes her laugh. In the darkest of days, amongst death and despair, May and Richard are beacons of hope for one another. The writing was absolutely wonderful and had me hooked from the very first page.
Heartbroken, may isn’t sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years – a secret her mother devoted her life to hiding, that would tear their broken family even further apart. Vowing to make her mother proud, may trains to be a nurse at Edgemoor General hospital in South Shields, against a backdrop of wailing air-raid sirens and the eternal drone of enemy planes.
An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and loss amidst the horror of war.
Where Daffodils Bloom: Based on a True Story of Courage and Commitment During WWIIInk River Press #ad - In a tiny town on the coast of Lancashire, Lily Brown is trying to hold her world together. With england in the throes of world war ii, and her mother struggling to make ends meet, her alcoholic father a prisoner overseas, she is convinced marrying her wealthy suitor is the best way to take care of her family.
Until a blue-eyed American soldier turns her life upside-down. Based on a true story, this beautifully researched biographical novel follows Lily’s journey as she finds herself torn between the country she loves and the man who has stolen her heart. Haunted by dark memories, afraid of putting aside her own plans, and faced with a future nothing like what she expected, will she find the courage to forge a new life in America?Or will she let her fears—and the past she can’t let go of—destroy her chance for happiness with the man who adores her?
The Orphan Sisters: An utterly heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - The book is written so beautifully! . A book you will lose yourself in!’ all the Good Books‘A gorgeous character-driven, coming-of-age story about family bonds, love, and hardships of war. It's not a story i will soon forget! I definitely recommend this book to others!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘Emotional and inspiring.
Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Superb! . 1929: four-year-old etty and eight-year-old Dorothy are abandoned at Blakely Hall orphanage by their mother, never to see her again. The characters are wonderful. Exceptionally beautiful… i have already recommended the book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘A beautifully written coming-of-age story… I didn’t want to put down… Tugs at your heart strings.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘I love the story… A tale of family, heartbreaks, and forgiveness!. Just make sure you have a box of tissues ready!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 starsA heartbreaking, unputdownable and utterly unforgettable story of two young sisters cruelly abandoned by their mother at an orphanage.
The Orphan Sisters: An utterly heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical novel #ad - Dorothy must bid goodbye to her beloved husband when he’s sent to war and Etty must nurse a broken heart as she falls in love with the one man she can never be with. Etty and dorothy survived the orphanage with the help of one another and neither sister can forget the awful betrayal of their mother, which has haunted them their whole lives.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - 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. And she must hide who she is and take a new name for her own safety. Readers have fallen in love with the Violin Maker’s Daughter :‘From the minute I opened this book I was completely enthralled.
I would very highly recommend this book and give it ten stars if I could. I was on the edge of my seat… this is the first book i have read by this writer, I am eager for more!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘A heart wrenching story of bravery, love and sacrifice. For the love of books‘i’m a huge fan of historical fiction and this one didn’t disappoint.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - It’s sad, its uplifting and it tells the wonderful story of Sarah, the violin makers daughter and her journey as she flees her home country, its poignant, to escape Nazi's …Beautifully written and a memorable read. Netgalley reviewer, heart breaking tale of courage and love in the face of unimaginable danger, harrowing, she has cemented her place as one of the best historical fiction writes of today, 5 stars ‘Sharon Maas never disappoints! She is one of my favourite authors and with this wonderful, right up there with Antony Doerr and Kristin Hannah.
If only i could give this book 100 stars rather than 5! . I so loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - I absolutely loved every single page. The author has successfully penned a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation. An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this book was excellent! Totally kept my attention and I wanted to find out what would become of the main characters.
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. Fans of the letter, the Alice Network and The Nightingale will be hooked. Readers are hooked on my name is eva: ‘could not put this book down, i sympathized all because of Evelyn…I could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, I cheered, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!…I absolutely loved this book !…I laughed, I cried, I thought you go girl !!.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - . I don't want to say anything else but what a fantastic read… I can't recommend this book enough !!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘What a magnificent read! Eva is amazing. Eva is an extraordinary character, strong, loving, smart, loyal, funny, and brave. A phenomenal read!!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this may be my new favorite book!!!! I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of and possible involvement in questionable activities centering around WWII events.
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 Orphan in the Snow: The heart-warming saga you need to read this yearAvon #ad - June couldn’t save clara from their father’s violence, but perhaps she can help children whose lives have been torn apart by war. A world at warwhen june bumps into flight Lieutenant Murray Andrews on the bombed streets of Liverpool, the attraction is instant. War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnado’s Home cannot give up hope.
An orphan in the snow is the perfect heartwarming saga to curl up with this winter. Liverpool, 1941haunted by the death of her sister, June Lavender takes a job at a Dr Barnardo’s orphanage. Molly green is an exciting new voice in saga fiction, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn. But how can they think of love when war is tearing the world apart?a fight fOR HOPEAs winter closes in, can June find the strength and courage to make a better life for herself and the children?A gripping story of love, and the war rages on, friendship and hope in the darkest of places.
The Oceans Between Us: Gripping and emotional novel of separation after World War 2Headline #ad - A wonderful book. I raged at just what some had to endure. But then she discovers the secret of his past. Highly recommended' Between My Lines'A story that will touch every reader's heart. Full of emotion, heart, joy and sorrow' Emma's Bookish Corner'Heart-wrenching debut novel. A heartrending story that spans the world' diney costeloefor readers of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, The Letter by Kathryn Hughes, and Remember Me by Lesley Pearse.
A woman is found wandering injured in London after an air raid. Should she keep quiet? or tell the truth and risk losing the boy who has become her life? This magnificent, set in London and Australia, moving novel, is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love. Readers are loving The Oceans Between Us.
The Oceans Between Us: Gripping and emotional novel of separation after World War 2 #ad - . A beautiful tale of a mother's love. But i also felt their bravery in finding justice for all children who suffered. Only that she has lost something very precious. As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return. A warm-hearted tale of love, loss and indefatigable human spirit' Kathryn Hughes 'A heartrending story' Jane Corry 'A mother's loss and a son's courage.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - What an exciting book with many twists and turns. France 1944 and the streets are filled with swastikas. Highly recommend!’ netgalley reviewer, 5 stars what readers are saying about sharon Maas: ‘Wow! … Such a powerful story, so brilliantly narrated, in such a way that you feel part of it all and are left bereft when it is finished … I LOVED this story so much.
She realises letting him get closer is her best chance of learning enemy secrets. Wonderful … truly stunning … I can highly recommend this book. Goodreads Reviewer. I lived it. 5 stars – renita d’silva‘A powerful and emotional story … truly heartbreaking. Commander von haagen is a soldier who yearns for poetry, something beyond the war, music, and Sibyl begins to enjoy the company of the man she’s spying on.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novel #ad - . Determined to do what is right for her country, Sibyl knows what she must do. Makes you think "what would you do in her shoes. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I really enjoyed this book and all of the characters. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was hard to put down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Really enjoyed this book.