Ireland, 1944: With a broken heart, she sinks to the ground. Tears run down her face as the truth hits her. “You can’t do this. She’s my daughter, my flesh and blood. I’ll never stop looking for her. Never. No matter what you say or do, I’ll find her.”
While the war devastates the world, Kate, a sheltered farm girl from a quaint village, thinks she is safe in Ireland, where rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see, and the wild Atlantic Ocean rages. She doesn’t dare dream of falling in love. But when she meets American airman Tony, whose blue eyes are as stormy as the sea, her world turns upside down.
But after a tearful goodbye when Tony leaves for war, promising to come back for her, Kate learns she is carrying his child. She is shunned by her family and banished to a Magdalen Laundry.
In the home for unmarried mothers, where the windows are covered in barbed wire, the girls survive on scraps and sleep in a crammed dormitory. When Kate gives birth to baby Eve—child 1544 in the convent—she vows to protect her. Because every day, children disappear…
Then Kate’s worst nightmare comes true: her angel is sold to a stranger. But she made a promise to her darling daughter, and she’ll never stop looking for her. Even if, somehow, she must escape… Will Tony survive the war? And can Kate ever save her child?
A heartbreaking, tear-jerking and completely unputdownable World War Two page-turner, that fans of Before We Were Yours, Orphan Train and Diney Costeloe will be utterly glued to.
Readers love Rachel Wesson:
“Love love love this book!!! I laughed, I cried and it really touched me.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Tissues! I cried… A masterpiece of truth! Eye-opening! I would give this book more stars if I could! I’d definitely recommend this book to everyone!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved each and every minute… Heart-wrenching… Reminiscent of Mice and Men as well as The Colour Purple, Jojo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars with a dash of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help… Like a warm hug on a winter’s day… An emotional rollercoaster.” Rachel M Writes, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A tearjerker. I sobbed… I KNEW it would be heartbreaking just from the title… But it was worth all the sobbing. I need the second book in the series pronto.” Privat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I’m speechless, how do I even do this book justice? You need to read this… I laughed and smiled and sobbed… This is a must-read.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved this… One of the most heartwarming books I’ve read all year…
Release date: January 21, 2022
Print pages: 350
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