It is Spring 1944 but for dancer Rose, musician Merry, pilot Felix and spy Richard the end of the war is still not in sight. Friends have been killed, love has been lost, and it seems that the relentless violence and the pain of separation will continue forever.
Desperately tired after months living rough with Italian partisans, Richard makes a mistake behind enemy lines that results in devastating tragedy.
Rose, performing for the troops crossing France, at last finds a man she feels she can love and is forced to make the most difficult decision of her life.
Merry s lover is returned to him from the jaws of death only to be separated from him again by the demands of duty.
But while the battle rages on they will fight for the future. In war and peace, in joy and despair, life continues but never as expected.
Praise for THE FOLLIES series: - -
Epic - Sunday Express
Compelling - Publishing News on WE'LL MEET AGAIN
An unforgettable saga of love and loss in wartime - Good Book Guide on NOW IS THE HOUR
Green's book is a delightful and heady mix of romantic ingredients spies, high-kicking dancers, forbidden love and friendship in the face of death. Who could ask for anything more? - Lancashire Evening Post on NOW IS THE HOUR, the first in THE FOLLIES series