The Secret Orphan
A gripping historical novel
by Glynis Peters
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 09 Nov 2018 | Archive Date 21 Jul 2020
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Keep her secret
Keep her safe
On the 14th November 1940, Hitler’s bombs rain down on Coventry. From the rubble of a bombed-out family home, a young girl is saved … but at what cost?
As the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer's daughter, Elenor Cardew.
Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. But soon Elenor discovers that Hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose…
With Rose’s life in imminent danger, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, heroic Canadian pilot, Jackson St John. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love…and each other.
This is a stunning and memorable page-turner of love, loss and resilience for fans of Orphan Train and The Secret Wife
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This book is a real page turner. You won't be able to put it down. Great characters, great story. You will find yourself in England during the war with a story that will stay with you.
The best and most beautiful book I've read in a long time! I just didn't want it to end. It starts with Eleanor leaving her two cruel, slave driving brothers on the family farm to go and live with, and look after unwell aunt. But that's when Eleanor's life truly begins. Also living with her aunt are a live in couple who look after the house. They also have a daughter called Rose. Then war is declared. Eleanor's aunt passes away and after Eleanor's two brothers are killed in action Eleanor moves back to the family farm. Leaving Rose, whom she has grown to love is breaking her heart. Read on to find out more. Again a beautiful story. Thanks Netgalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read this arc.
I absolutely loved this book. I was captivated from beginning to end. It had a wonderful plot, interesting and well rounded characters, history and romance. I would highly recommend this book.
Wonderful, heartwarming read. A WWII historical novel involving Elenor, a young mistreated farm woman travels to Coventry, England to nurse her dieting aunt. There she is thrown into a disfunctional household managed by a strangely disconnected couple and their adorable daughter, Rose. The war begins and many unexpected challenges occur. Who is Rose? Who were her parents? Can Jackson a Canadian aviator save them? These are people you will care about. I promise. Thank you to Harper press for choosing me to read a pre published copy of this book and Net galley for making it available.