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Publisher's Summary

I’ll never forget the night when everything changed. I saw the first glimmers of daylight over the roofs from the window before I heard it. We were used to air raids by then and I recognized German engines, but something felt different this time. They were closer than I’d ever heard them before....

Devon, 1940: When 15-year-old Daisy is evacuated from her home in London, she knows she must look after her younger sister, Peggy. She is the only one who can reassure Peggy that life will go back to normal, reading to her from their one battered children’s book, ensuring she takes the cough medicine their mother tucked in the pocket of her gas mask bag. 

But when the sisters’ new home is suddenly bombed, they are taken into the countryside, and Daisy quickly realizes that not everyone at home is on the right side of the war. Forced to work in fields alongside orphan children, she finds herself drawn to a young boy called John, who has tried and failed to escape many times before. 

Then Peggy gets sick and Daisy knows that, to save her life, they must run away. But now Peggy is not the only one Daisy is desperate to protect. As war rages all around, Daisy learns that sometimes you have to sacrifice everything if you want to save the people you love. And that the choices you make in your darkest days will affect your family for generations to come....

Perfect for fans of Lisa Wingate, Diney Costeloe, and Shirley Dickson, The Runaway Sisters is a tale of heart-wrenching loss and uplifting courage. It’s a story about family and the light that can be found in the dark clouds of war. 

©2020 Ann Bennett (P)2020 Bookouture

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It became tedious..

SPOILER ALERT!

I really enjoyed this book until the multiple failed attempts at escape. Daisy became such a weak character and I could barely stand to hear what she feared again and again and again.

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Held My Interest

I liked this book start to finish but I have to say as the book progressed, I couldn't stop listening. I was surprised to get goosebumps at the finale of the story. I really liked the narration as well. Very clear and easy to listen to.

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Certainly a page turner

Loved book and ordered because I read another book by author and narrator was so easy to listen to. I was so disappointed in the ending. It lacked closure... will be following author and hopefully the narrator will read the books.

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Intriguing

The first half of the book was sad to listen to because of the way the children were treated. Knowing much of what was happening was real during the war. It was a very intriguing story, with a surprise ending.

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Loved it

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Love historical novels! I lived this authors other book too

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Didn't want it to end!

I found my new favourite author.
Amazing story! Narration is perfect. Couldn't put it away

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This book was my favorite audible ever

I highly highly highly recommend this beautiful story it will keep you on your toes the entire time and you will enjoy all of it to the very end

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very good

Narrator is good. story was great but lacking in the ending. Probably could have continued with the story once Daisy finally got to meet her son.

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  • Christine Curtis
  • 08-26-21

Captivating!!!

Absolutely loved this book ! Just didn't want it to end ! Would love there to be a sequel ! The lives of some children during the were shocking and there are some shocking things for sure in this book. It makes me feel very humble and grateful for lives we live these days. Even in a pandemic !!