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‘Beautiful and heartbreaking’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Captivated me from the start’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Best read in a long time!!!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Haunting. Gut-wrenching’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Hooked from page one’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Berlin, 1934. Homes once filled with laughter stand empty as the Nazi party’s grip on the city tightens. When Anna Tiegel ’s impulsive act to save a friend attracts the attention of a high-ranking Nazi official, she suddenly finds herself in terrible danger. As her world closes in, Anna’s only comfort is in the hope of escape with her boyfriend Eddy, but then he shockingly disappears… Rhode Island, 1957. Peggy Bailey stares in shock at the faded photograph of two laughing women which her beloved adoptive mother struggled to pass on to her before she died, whispering ‘It was inside your baby blanket when we brought you home’. Then Peggy realises that she has seen one of the girls before, in the most unlikely of places… Bursting at the discovery, she embarks on a mission which takes her across America to find the truth behind her heritage. Nothing, however, could prepare her for the tragic story her actions uncover, and how it will change her life forever… A poignant and beautiful World War Two story about survival and a mother’s enduring search for her child against all the odds. A heart-breaking read for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones and The Alice Network. What readers are saying about The Lost Mother : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘ My heart aches for these characters and the life they endured! So well written and I hated for it to be over!!!! ’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘ Absolutely heartbreaking. It’s beautifully written… I couldn’t put it down. Such an amazing rollercoaster of emotions. Have your tissues ready. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of the best historical fiction/WWII books I’ve had the pleasure of reading… I couldn’t put it down… If you loved The Tattooist of Auschwitz or We Were The Lucky Ones, this is the book for you.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Haunting. Gut wrenching… I feel like I have been on an emotional rollercoaster.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘ Loved it!!! Heartbreaking. I was sad to see the book end… Beautiful and heartbreaking.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book was fantastic… This is a totally heart-wrenching read… Anyone who loves the work of authors such as Kristen Hannah or Marie Benedict will adore this book. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.’ My Cat Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is so, so, so good.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fabulous book – the author weaves an incredible story and I couldn’t put it down until I was finished. Dying to read her next book already.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Beautifully written… will pull at your heart strings… It is an inspiring and emotional read and one I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a really gripping story.’ Christian Novel Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘ Heartbreaking.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A richly rewarding novel that draws readers in from the first few pages… I loved this story and will be recommending it to everyone.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Should be on every historical fiction lover’s ‘must-have’ list.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is one of the most riveting WWII fiction stories that I have read. … So heartbreaking, but Catherine Hokin captures the resilience of the human spirit… Truly, an emotional book.’ NetGalley reviewer

Release date: January 28, 2021

Publisher: Bookouture

Print pages: 350

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