With a broken heart, she sinks to the ground. Tears run down her face as the truth hits her. “You can’t do this. She’s my daughter, my flesh and blood. I’ll never stop looking for her. Never. No matter what you say or do, I’ll find her.”
Ireland, 1941: While war rages across the world, Kate struggles on her family farm by the wild Atlantic Ocean. Living off rations and looking after her sick father, she doesn’t dare dream of falling in love.
But when she meets American airman, Tony, whose blue eyes are as stormy as the sea, her life collides with the war in ways she never imagined… They fall madly in love, stealing kisses in the rolling fields, and Tony vows to make her his wife.
Their time is cut short when Tony leaves for war, promising to come back for her. Only then does Kate learn she is carrying his child––but when her family find out, she is shunned and banished to a Magdalen Laundry.
Imprisoned in the home for unmarried mothers, where the windows are covered in barbed wire, the girls survive on scraps and sleep in a crammed dormitory. Kate writes to Tony to tell him about their child, but she never hears back… Is he even still alive?
And when she gives birth to baby Eva, Kate’s worst nightmare comes true: her precious child is sold to a stranger. But she made a promise to her darling daughter, and she’ll never stop looking for her. Can Kate escape, save her child and reunite her family before it’s too late?
A heartbreaking, tear-jerking and completely unputdownable World War Two page-turner about the power of a mother’s love. Fans of Before We Were Yours, Orphan Train and Diney Costeloe will be utterly glued to this unforgettable novel.
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“Captivated me right from the very start and gripped me in its pages until the very end. I couldn’t put it down and read it in a few hours… I was brought to tears… I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. This is a truly heart-wrenching and emotionally destroying read. I loved it, I cannot wait to reread it.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“While the tears in my eyes are drying up, I am writing this. My heart was torn to pieces… Brilliant.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐