Pub Date 22 Jan 2020
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They were not her children. But she would protect them with her life…
When the Germans invade Corfu in autumn 1943, Isaac vows it won’t be the end of his beloved family. The Nazis have a list of all the Jews on the island but miraculously his two youngest daughters, Matilde and Anna, have never been counted. As he, his wife and eldest child Rebekka prepare to be deported to the East, Isaac hatches his plan.
To save his daughters, Isaac must split his family. At dead of night, he bundles his little girls in blankets and entrusts them to the family doctor, who takes them to a house on the remote tip of the island. Georgiou and his wife Agata have agreed to hide them until this terrible war is over and love them as if they were their own. The very next morning, Isaac, his wife and Rebekka make their last journey, away from the dark streets and cobbled alleyways of the only home they have ever known.
Years later, under a scorching June sun, Amber and James arrive in Corfu from England. Amber meets a local woman who has lived on the island her whole life, who tells her of the two little girls who were hidden in the house where she now runs a beachside shop..
Determined to find out what happened to the hidden children, Amber begins to ask questions. But there are some who would rather Amber left Corfu’s terrible history well in the past. As she gets closer to the heart-breaking truth about Rebekka and her little sisters, will the secrets of the past shake the new life and happiness that Amber is hoping to find?
A gripping, heart-wrenching and compelling read about the shadows at the heart of the sun-drenched island of Corfu and one woman’s incredible bravery. Fans of Victoria Hislop, The Nightingale and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will fall in love with Burning Island.
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