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Footprints on the Sand: An epic novel of courage, passion and enduring love

Judith Lennox

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Fiction, Historical fiction

Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Footprints on the Sand is an epic novel of courage, passion and enduring love.

'I have fallen completely in love with Judith Lennox's writing - she's a fantastic storyteller!' Jill Mansell

With the onset of war, everything changes...

Judith Lennox writes an unforgettable novel of enduring love and the tides of fortune in the compelling novel Footprints on the Sand. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies and Lucinda Riley.

The Mulgraves are a rootless, bohemian family who travel the continent, staying in crumbling Italian palazzos, Spanish villas, French vineyards - belonging nowhere, picking up friends and hangers-on as they go, and moving on when Ralph Mulgrave's latest enthusiasm dwindles. Faith, the eldest child of the family, longs for a proper home. But in 1940, Germany invades France and the Mulgraves are forced to flee to England. Faith and her brother Jake go to London, while Ralph reluctantly settles in a Norfolk cottage with the remnants of his family.

In the intense and dangerous landscape of wartime London Faith finds work as an ambulance driver, and meets once again one of Ralph's retinue from those distant and, in retrospect, golden days of childhood. Through war and its aftermath, it is Faith on whom the family relies, Faith who offers support and succour, and Faith who is constant and true in her love.

What readers are saying about Footprints on the Sand:

'Curl up and get lost in this wonderfully written book that takes you from early 1900 through to the 1960s'

'[Judith Lennox] can paint a picture so vividly in your mind, make you care about her characters, make you feel the anguish, the partings, the love that is taken away and then given back. A wonderful read'

'Such wonderful escapism - well written and compelling!'

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Praise for Footprints on the Sand: An epic novel of courage, passion and enduring love

  • 'A fast-moving, complex story' - The Times

  • 'A beautifully turned, compassionate novel. Judith Lennox's writing is so keenly honest it could sever heartstrings' - Daily Mail

  • 'Completely unputdownable...a lovely, entrancing book' - New Books magazine

  • 'A sensitive examination of love and loss by this master storyteller' - Choice magazine

  • 'A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters' - Candis

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Judith Lennox

Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.

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