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Cosy up with the gorgeous novel from Sunday Times number one best-selling author Katie Flynn.

Liverpool, 1939: 16-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent stepfather in the middle of the night and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone.

Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, whom she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns the next day only to find her home deserted. Devastated, Lizzy joins forces with her old school friend Dolly and Clara, an escaped evacuee, and vows to find her mother whatever it takes. 

But the war rages on and demands on the home front take Lizzy’s life in a host of unexpected directions, and hopes of finding her mother gradually start to fade. 

If Lizzy can muster the strength to keep searching, she might just get her Christmas wish after all.

©2019 Katie Flynn (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A poignant war-time romance." (Daily Express)

"A heartwarming story of love and loss." (Woman's Weekly)

 

Praise for Katie Flynn: "One of the country's most popular storytellers." (Scottish Daily Record)

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  • 03-26-20

loved it, really enjoyable story

Really enjoyable story that draws you into the lives of those in book . brilliant

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  • 12-28-19

WW2 Love, Loss and laughter.

Lovely wartime story of loss, romance and reunion, perfect for snuggling up on a cold winter's day. Highly recommended!

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  • 12-10-20

Most enjoyable

Lovely characters , beautifully narrated.
A good listen, great to take away from the everyday.