The Lighthouse Sisters

Gripping and heartwrenching World War Two historical fiction, inspired by true events

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Pub Date 01 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 07 Oct 2022
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'I loved this heart-in-your-mouth story of forbidden love, courage and hope. A heart-wrenching book about family bonds facing the toughest of trials during WW2' KERRY FISHER
'A stunning tale about sisters, courage, and sacrifice that will keep you enthralled until the very last page' ANDIE NEWTON
'Really brought a lump to my throat. It has stayed with me since finishing it' SUZANNE GOLDRING
'Heart-wrenching, immersive, beautifully researched. I thoroughly recommend, together with a tissue for this emotional read!' LOUISE FEIN

'They were there for each other during the war just like the lighthouse, a source of hope and protection over the years.'

1940: For sisters Alice and Jenny life is just beginning when the Nazis seize control of the island of Jersey, driving the girls down separate paths. While Alice is forced by the enemy to work in the German hospital, Jenny is attracted to the circle of islanders rising up to resist the occupiers. And as the war tightens its grip, it will cause each of the sisters to make an extraordinary choice, experience unimaginable heartbreak and emerge forever changed...

1996: The war may have ended decades earlier, but for the elegant woman sitting alone now, the images live on in her memory: her sister's carefree laughter, the inky black of a German soldier's boots, the little boats that never came back. And the one constant through it all: the lighthouse that always guided them back to the island...

A gripping, heartbreaking story of two sisters in occupied Jersey during WWII - one a nurse, who is transported to Nazi Germany, the other, who volunteers for the island's resistance movement - from the author of The Child on Platform One. Perfect for readers of The Nightingale and The Midwife of Auschwitz.
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What real readers are saying about The Lighthouse Sisters:

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'I loved this heart-in-your-mouth story of forbidden love, courage and hope. A heart-wrenching book about family bonds facing the toughest of trials during WW2' KERRY FISHER
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Advance Praise

“The Lighthouse Sisters by Gill Thompson is a heart-warming tale set during the German occupation of the Channel Islands, in the war. Before reading this book, I knew almost nothing about this chapter of history, and I learned so much from Thompson's novel. As the years passed, and the war progressed, I followed Alice and Jenny's separate journeys, invested in their struggles and relationships, willing them to triumph over adversity. The Lighthouse Sisters is perfect for anyone with an interest in the war years, and who loves a story with heart.”

- Louise, Goodreads 5-Star Review

“This is a superb novel, beautifully paced with strong characters and a narrative that is compelling but never predictable. It can be appreciated as a moving story of love in a time of stress, where circumstances constantly conspire to change the course of people's lives.”

-David Worsfold, Goodreads 5-Star Review


“The Lighthouse Sisters by Gill Thompson is a heart-warming tale set during the German occupation of the Channel Islands, in the war. Before reading this book, I knew almost nothing about this...


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ISBN 9781472279958
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PAGES 448

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