If you like courageous characters and narratives told over multiple generations, then you’ll love Tanya E. Forced to care for her younger siblings with a list of household demands larger than she is tall, Calla knows it’s only a matter of time until she can escape the abuse and begin anew at college.
Tormented by his own grief and the ravages of war, John is blind to his children’s turmoil and pain. Washington State, 1964. Can a grieving widower rebuild his splintered family to find peace at last? South Dakota, 1949. But her dreams crumble when her heartless stepmother claims the college fund for her own selfish purposes.
A Man Called Smith: A gripping and emotional historical family saga #ad - Williams’ emotional tale. A battle-scarred father. John’s sixteen-year-old daughter Calla dreams of a life beyond her vindictive stepmother. A disillusioned daughter. But in the desperation to provide for his two small children, he is manipulated into an unsuitable marriage by a young woman with a dark neurosis.
Stealing Mr. Smith: A compelling historical fiction family sagaRippling Effects #ad - Bernice rosin refuses to settle for anything less than a happily-ever-after. Smith to fight for happiness today! Smith is the second book in a compelling historical fiction family saga. Heading west for the luxury of the big city, she vows to find someone who can keep her safe and financially secure. But her reckless search for a suitor only leads to heartbreak and scandal.
She’s desperate to escape misfortune. Following the ordeal of caring for her dying mother only to be abandoned at an orphanage, she’s had enough misery to last a lifetime. Her quest may cost her everything…South Dakota, 1948. So when she meets a soft-spoken wwii vet with more to offer than money, she knows she’ll need a whole new set of charms to make it to the altar.
Stealing Mr. Smith: A compelling historical fiction family saga #ad - Can bernice free herself from the past and finally discover a place she belongs?Stealing Mr. If you like emotional journeys, troubled characters, and thought-provoking dilemmas, then you’ll love Tanya E Williams’ engaging novel. Buy stealing Mr.
Becoming Mrs. Smith: A heartwarming tale of love, life, and friendship in small town America during WWIIRippling Effects #ad - While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heart--perhaps beyond repair. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles around her. Becoming Mrs. Not all of war's destruction takes place on the battlefield.
A heart warming tale of love, life, and friendship. Becoming Mrs. The inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman's struggle to reclaim what she lost is both poignant and heartfelt. Smith is a beautifully written, emotionally charged novella that paints a vivid picture of the life and times of America's home front during World War II.
Becoming Mrs. Smith: A heartwarming tale of love, life, and friendship in small town America during WWII #ad - . Smith is sure to transport you back in time to pre-war, small town America where a young couple's love story begins to unfold. Violet's heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in wwii, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won't ever forgive him for dashing their dreams.
As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet's days are filled with uncertainty and grief.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novelBookouture #ad - But then tragedy strikes, and Josef is faced with an impossible choice. In the dark days of war, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted. If michael is to survive and get back to the woman he loves, it will be down to Josef – to find the hero inside himself, and do whatever it takes to keep Michael alive.
Even if it means putting his own life in mortal danger. A heartbreakingly beautiful story about courage against the odds, All The Light We Cannot See, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and The Nightingale. Readers are loving A View Across the Rooftops:‘Oh my goodness. One of my best reads of 2019.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel #ad - Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘took me on a rollercoaster of emotions – happiness, sadness, anger. As nazis occupy his beloved city, Professor Josef Held feels helpless. But elke is a non-Jewish Dutch girl, and their relationship is strictly forbidden. Josef sees the passionate determination in his young friend’s eyes.
I was captured… Made me feel like I was right there. Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘oh my goodness! What a wonderful book! There is so much love, hope, and fear as well. An unforgettable story of love, hope and betrayal, and a testament to the courage of humanity in history’s darkest days.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - Eva is an extraordinary character, smart, funny, strong, loyal, loving, and brave. A phenomenal read!!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this may be my new favorite book!!!! I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of and possible involvement in questionable activities centering around WWII events.
Readers are hooked on my name is eva: ‘could not put this book down, i cheered, i cried, i sympathized all because of Evelyn…I could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!…I absolutely loved this book !…I laughed, I thought you go girl !!.
. I don't want to say anything else but what a fantastic read… I can't recommend this book enough !!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘What a magnificent read! Eva is amazing. You can pay a terrible price for keeping a promise…Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - The author has successfully penned a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation. An absolutely beautiful book. Kim the bookworm, 5 stars‘a poignant and evocative story of love, betrayal and bravery that kept me page turning and completely engrossed from start to finish. I’ve read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and this one is definitely in my top 10
The Last Letter from Juliet: A heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 historical novelOne More Chapter #ad - Every nook of her Cornish cottage is alive with memories just waiting to be discovered. Katherine henderson has escaped to Cornwall for Christmas, but she soon finds there is more to her holiday cottage than meets the eye. Was. I’ve finished the book. Holy ******…i had to keep taking breaks in the last 15% just so I didn’t break down in a flood of tears’ Zoe Hartgen‘Read the first chapter and I.
Hooked!’ skye’s mum‘if you only read one book this year make it the last letter from juliet’ tracey shults‘i just couldn't put it down until finished’ Jeanette‘Captures those stolen moments in dangerous and desperate times…beautiful, nostalgic and emotional’ Cheryl M-M‘Jam packed full of emotion…I don't usually read historical fiction but I'm so glad I read this’ Jennie Scanlan‘I can highly recommend this beautiful tale of love, sacrifice, friendship, courage and so much more’ Nessa Stimpson .
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The usa today bestseller!“i loved it!” jill mansellInspired by the brave women of WWII, this is a moving and powerful novel of friendship, love and resilience. A story of love not a story of a war…a daring wwii pilot who grew up among the clouds, Juliet Caron’s life was one of courage, adventure – and a love torn apart by war.
The Oceans Between Us: Gripping and emotional novel of separation after World War 2Headline #ad - A warm-hearted tale of love, loss and indefatigable human spirit' Kathryn Hughes 'A heartrending story' Jane Corry 'A mother's loss and a son's courage. Inspired by heartrending true events, a mother fights to find her son and a child battles for survival in this riveting debut novel. Full of emotion, heart, joy and sorrow' Emma's Bookish Corner'Heart-wrenching debut novel.
An absolute must-read' By The Letter Book Reviews. But then she discovers the secret of his past. But then he finds himself on board a ship bound for Australia, and wonders: how will she find him in a land across the oceans?In Perth, the promise of a golden life ahead, a lonely wife takes in the orphaned child.
The Oceans Between Us: Gripping and emotional novel of separation after World War 2 #ad - Only that she has lost something very precious. As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return. A wonderful book. She remembers nothing of who she is. But i also felt their bravery in finding justice for all children who suffered. A story based on actual events which will have you glued to the pages' Waggy Tales'It has opened my eyes to the injustice done to so many' Shaz's Book Blog'I flew through this emotional book.
I raged at just what some had to endure. A heartrending story that spans the world' diney costeloefor readers of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, The Letter by Kathryn Hughes, and Remember Me by Lesley Pearse.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - I felt it was a good book about the horrors of wartime France. Goodreads Reviewer. This book is epic, a mesmerizing book of strength through unimaginable losses… heartbreaking and beautifully written this is a gripping tale of bravery… One of the best and most memorable historical books I’ve ever read!’ Deanne’s Book Thoughts, a Jewish violin maker, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐When the Nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, Josef, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be alright.
If only i could give this book 100 stars rather than 5! . But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen year old daughter Sarah’s world upside down. I couldn’t put it down. A story of standing up for what you believe in; even if it’s going to break your heart. Perfect for fans of the Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Ragged Edge of Night.
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - Ralf and sarah continue their journey together, keeping their identities secret at all cost. As she bids farewell to her beloved father and family, against all odds, Sarah has hope, that she will see them again when the war is over. I so loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised. But, a german deserter, travelling through the mountains she finds herself in terrible danger and meets Ralf, who risks his own life to save her.
The Thorn Girl: A totally addictive and emotional psychological thrillerBookouture #ad - No-one wants the truth of what happened that cool Spring evening ever to be told. And the deeper Adele digs, the more lies she uncovers. Adele knows Shane is innocent. I devoured this book in one sitting. This book keeps you guessing and keeps you so hooked on the story… Stop whatever you are doing and pick up a copy of this book.
Just when i thought I had it figured out, I was wrong. The question is, can she find those responsible before they silence her?A heart-stopping, intense and emotionally engrossing read that will keep you compulsively turning the pages late into the night. Tons of suspense and twists and turns. Shane will never arrive, and by the end of the night, Marianne’s life will be shattered into a million pieces.
Years later, in a dimly lit attic, adele stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime committed twenty-five years ago. Returning to the last place her mother was seen alive, Adele’s arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community.
The Thorn Girl: A totally addictive and emotional psychological thriller #ad - I could not put this book down. You will not be disappointed. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A powerful emotional rollercoaster. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘this is brilliantly written, you feel as if you were in the room with her mother…a really, really wonderful book that I will be thinking about for quite a while.
Our Last Goodbye: An absolutely gripping and emotional World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - The writing was absolutely wonderful and had me hooked from the very first page. Wonderful. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Oh boy, I have to say that Our Last Goodbye was one seriously awesome read. Another top book of the year. Will tug at your heartstrings. Heartbroken, may isn’t sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years – a secret her mother devoted her life to hiding, that would tear their broken family even further apart.
Vowing to make her mother proud, may trains to be a nurse at Edgemoor General hospital in South Shields, against a backdrop of wailing air-raid sirens and the eternal drone of enemy planes. A truly emotional read that had me shed tears of happiness and sadness… May’s story is one that will certainly pull on the heart strings and I loved every minute of it.
Our Last Goodbye: An absolutely gripping and emotional World War 2 historical novel #ad - By the letter book reviews, 5 stars‘this book is an absolute treasure beyond words! from page one I couldn't put it down! May's story of true sadness and loss during World War Two brought me to tears!… Anyone that loves a great historical read will fall in love with this book immediately as I did!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars'I absolutely loved it!
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His Secret Family: An absolutely emotional page turnerBookouture #ad - Heart-breaking. Secrets abound and the reader won't know them all until the end. It was an emotional read… an evocative story that left its imprint. Perfect for fans of The Silent Wife, Kate Hewitt and Jodi Picoult. All these years in the same town and I had no idea until I saw his name on the seating plan.
Great read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Excellent book… Could not put the book down. Sure to pull at your heart… make sure you have got tissues… very beautifully written… a must read’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘A family drama that will tug at your heart… This is a page turner that had me captivated from the start.
His Secret Family: An absolutely emotional page turner #ad - White roses scent the air and the summer sunlight streams in. It is well written and full of emotions. It’s a beautiful day for a wedding. This family drama will keep you hooked until the very last page. You will want to read this. Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars‘This is a powerful family domestic drama filled with emotion and secrets.
A spoon chimes against a champagne flute and the room falls silent. Sometimes with things taking me by surprise! You must read this… a superb book. Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars.