One woman’s struggle to fight back against the enemy in order to protect the ones she loves.
When Arlette Blaise sees a German plane fly over the family farm in 1940, she’s comforted by the fact that the occupying forces are far away in the north of the country.
Surely the war will not reach her family in the idyllic French countryside near to the small town of Oradour-sur-Glane? But then Saul Epstein, a young Jewish man driven from his home by the Nazis, arrives at the farm and Arlette begins to realise that her peaceful existence might be gone for good …
This is an absolutely gorgeous story!
The writing this book made the story really special. It is a brilliantly woven tale that takes you through a full range of emotions. It really helps to justice to a well researched and well thought out story that will play with your heartstrings.
The main characters are excellent and they work so well together. The scene setting is great and you do feel as though you have been transported back to walk the streets the characters do. It really is a lovely book.
I am lucky to have been born well after WWII and can only imagine what it must have been like for the people affected at the time, an excellent book that really brings home just how horrific it must have been…
Five stars from me – and it is one that I will be recommending again and again!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Angela Barton was born in London and grew up in Nottingham. She is married with three grown up children. Passionate about writing both contemporary and historical fiction, Angela loves researching for her books and is an avid reader. Having signed publishing contracts for three of her completed novels with Ruby Fiction, Angela is excited to be working alongside such a friendly and supportive publishing team. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and Nottingham Writers’ Studio.
Having recently moved to France, Angela (alongside her husband, Paul) is now a lavender farmer, creating products from the oil that’s distilled. Angela says she’s looking forward to spending more time writing in the company of her two spaniels while sitting on her veranda overlooking the breath-taking countryside of Charente.
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