It is 1942 and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that her house has taken a direct hit during a tip and run raid.
With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents. But her father’s trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries.
Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with
Peggy Reilly’s fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she discovers the young woman’s secret.
But she begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead…
Publisher: Arrow, Jan 2015
Reviewer: Jen Kendell
This is the second story in the series that I have read. I love the characters and their stories. Peggy Reilly is a truly warm person who looks after everyone like a mother hen. Mary has a very sad story and you feel for her. The Author Ellie Dean is an excellent storyteller. I look forward to her next instalment. Brilliant!