A gripping and emotional novel based on the TRUE STORY of a WWII War Bride.

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From the book:

“…The ship pitched again, and Lily half-fell onto the bunk as she pulled David’s little body into her arms, stroking his hair. He wanted an answer, but her tongue felt as dry and useless as the last leaf of autumn, shriveled up on a bare, cold branch. How was she supposed to explain to him something she could barely explain to herself?

Because your mother is a coward, David. Because she is running away.

Little arms circled her neck, pressing against her hair. “When can we go home, Mum?” His voice was a mournful whimper.

Her chest constricted. She clutched him tighter, his baby-soft cheek nestled against hers. And she no longer knew whether the tears moistening her face belonged to David or to herself.

But there were no words to answer him. No words to make him understand…”

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