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A heart-rending tale of love and tragedy during The Birmingham Blitz. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Annie Groves.

For Kathy O'Malley, life has not been easy with her husband, Barry, out of work and with two children to feed. Then when war breaks out in 1939, many of the local men enlist, including Barry, leaving the women to cope as best they can.

The years that follow are full of hardship: rationing, nightly air raids, and endless shifts working at the local munitions factory all take their toll on Kathy, who longs to feel the strong arms of her husband around her once more.

When she meets Doug, a handsome American GI, she is immediately drawn to him but determined to honour her marriage vows. But after she receives a telegram informing her that her husband is missing, presumed dead, she makes a decision that will have consequences not just for herself but for the lives of all those she loves too....

©2015 Anne Bennett (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Critic Reviews

Praise for Anne Bennett:

“A powerful read that will have you gripped.” (Yours)
“[Anne Bennett is] blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing.” (Daily Post)
“An affecting story, populated with rich, beautifully drawn characters.” (Choice)
“The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all.” (Birmingham Post)

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