The Last Orphan (Amherst Island Book 6)
by Kate Hewitt
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Pub Date 14 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 14 Jun 2023
If these children could heal, shouldn’t Rosie be able to as well? What made her grief so strong that it kept her from trying again, from learning to live, to really live, and to love once more?
1945, England: When Rosie Lyman travels to the Lake District as a volunteer to help children rescued from the horror of the concentration camps after the Second World War, she hopes that by caring for the young orphans, she can distract herself from the loss of the man she loves and her beloved daughter.
From the moment the children arrive, Rosie is rushed off her feet as she welcomes the new arrivals. But when she notices one particularly quiet girl, who has isolated herself from the other children, Rosie senses a wealth of sadness inside Frieda similar to her own and becomes determined to help her.
As she struggles to connect with the young girl, Rosie meets one of the adults traveling with the children, Leon Rosenblat. And although they don’t always see eye to eye, as they begin to care for the orphans, Rosie senses a warmth within him, and soon finds herself thinking about his kind smile, dark hair and glittering brown eyes…
But as time passes, Rosie finds her own grief harder to contain. And as she watches Frieda and the other children begin to heal, she realises she must face her own heartbreak and loss. Is Rosie brave enough to share her story? And, if she is, will she finally be able to trust her heart once more?
The sixth novel in the unmissable page-turning Amherst Island series, set after the Second World War in England, this unputdownable and truly gripping read is perfect for fans of The Orphan Sisters and My Name is Eva.
A Note From the Publisher
*** THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED ADVANCE REVIEW COPY ***
Readers love Kate Hewitt’s Amherst Island series:
“An incredible book… I didn’t want to stop reading… I fell in love with the island and everyone there. It’s been ages since a book spoke to me as much… It reminds me of the Anne of Green Gables books… or Little House on the Prairie. I cried like a baby several times… One of the best stories I have read.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Simply amazing… Hewitt paints such a vivid picture… I found myself reading it slowly so I could savor everything… I didn’t want the story to end… If you love a sweeping historical fiction story with a character you can’t help but love, then you definitely will want to start this wonderfully amazing series.” Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Phenomenal… The descriptions of the landscape and the island are so real… This inspirational historical fiction is a must read.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A tearjerker! The storytelling is wonderful and draws you in. I cried buckets!” Karen_loves_reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book was sad, happy, and so well written. I could picture the beautiful island, I could feel the emotions and yes, at one point I cried. I really enjoyed reading this.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Omg I love this series. I seriously inhaled the book.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book had me turning the pages so fast to see what would happen with Ellen and those that she loves so much… I cannot wait until I can read the next book.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… This engrossing page-turner will have you cheering Ellen on and grabbing for the tissues. [She] will feel like a best friend and a sister… This was a great read.” PageTurners Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I’ve fallen hard for Ellen and her world… I loved every word of this.” The Book Lovers Boudoir ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐