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Publisher's Summary

An Instant New York Times Best Seller!

A Globe and Mail Best Seller

“Unforgettable.” (Kelly Rimmer, New York Times best-selling author)

Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II.

Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces - the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish - a fact that could mean deportation, or worse. 

With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy.

Vividly recreating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love. 

“Riveting.” (Karen Robards, New York Times best-selling author)

“Harrowing.” (Noelle Salazar, best-selling author)

“Cinematic.” (Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife)

“Captivating.” (Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan)

©2021 Jenny Lecoat (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Might be good

I couldn't get into this book. After reading the reviews I had high expectations but it was slow to start. I rarely leave bad reviews but I wish I'd been warned about the sexual situation in this book. When I got to a certain self gratifying part I stopped listening. This is a serious story on people's suffering you don't add soft Porn.

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So intrigued with channel island ... WW 11 stories

Excellent crafted writing, so descriptive ... I could picture places & events in my mind. I’ll read other books by Jenny Lecoat ... I’ve become a follower. Although I listened to this historical novel on AUDIBLE ... ( excellent reading) ... I plan on purchasing the book for an 87 year old friend who shares my love of stories during this same time period. Thank you Jenny.

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Incredible!! A must read!!

I am so blown away by the authors writing and devastated to have finished this book. I wish I could live with these characters as friends always!!

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Different perspective of WWII

I really enjoyed this book. A different perspective on WWII, from a number of different angles. The Jewish woman doing her part for the resistance and then going into hiding, the English woman living on the island and married to a non-Nazi German and the German soldier who did not believe in the "superior race".
Kept my interest to the point where I jwas finding things that would allow me to continue listening.
Narration was very well done.

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Very Good.

Very informative, based on historical times. Good view of life during World War 2. Thanks

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Loved the story

Even though it was about the Holocaust it was more on the light side which was nice.

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beautiful perspective of world war II

The girl from the channel Islands told such a beautiful perspective of world war two. And quite honestly one I had never considered before. a must listen.

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Great listen

Loved everything about this book. It is a testament to human strength. I highly recommend

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Excellent Narration & Performance

Deryn Edwards does an incredible job telling this suspenseful story, performing the voices/accents of each character.

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very enjoyable

It was good to learn of what was happening on the islands caught between the warring forces. A situation I had never given a thought. I really enjoyed the complicated relationships between the characters.