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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. 

©2014 Rosie Goodwin (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A gifted writer. Tells a cracking story and does so with an insight into people that is rarely found." ( Nottingham Evening Post)
"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)

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  • heulwen jones
  • 07-11-18

great

great listen , I really enjoyed this book, would like to listen to more soon

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  • 03-14-18

WONDERFUL

Another wonderful story by Rosie. Great story line. kept me interested throughout and fabulous narrator as usual .

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  • 08-12-17

Was hooked all through the story

Really loved this book & was hooked all through the story
-In fact I never wanted it to end, like all Rosie Goodwin's books they are well & truly Brilliant & highly recommended