A story of hope, love and a young woman s struggle to keep her family together in the face of the horrors of WWII. The new novel from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.
A family pulled apart. A love silenced . . .
For as long as Briony Valentine can remember she has been soft on Eddie, the boy next door. But their chance of romance is stifled when the Luftwaffe begin dropping bombs on the midlands. Eddie is called up to serve, as is Briony s father, tearing her world apart. As the telegrams arrive, all she can do is pray.
Despite past disagreements, Briony s affluent grandparents open their doors to the three Valentine children, offering them the safety of Cornwall far from the bombs and far from the only world they ve ever known.
Will the Valentine family ever unite, and will Briony ever see Eddie again?
A moving, compelling and wonderfully authentic portrait of family life amongst the perils of WWII, from a much-loved author.
Goodwin is a master of her craft: she excels in writing about the complexity of relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship. - Lancashire Evening Post
Rosie Goodwin excels at tugging-the-heartstrings - Lincolnshire Echo
Rosie is a talented storyteller.
The new Catherine Cookson. - Coventry Evening Telegraph
A gifted writer. Tells a cracking story and does so with an insight into people that is rarely found. - Nottingham Evening Post