ORPHAN'S OF WAR

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Pub Date 14 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2022

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An absolutely heartbreaking and uplifting wartime story of hardship and hope.

Kingston Upon Hull, 1941.


Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Kirby believes she’s all alone in the world when her mother is killed in a bombing raid. But then a mysterious aunt comes forward — an aunt Charlotte never knew she had — and offers her a home in the small Yorkshire village where she and her husband George run the local pub.

Charlotte finds it hard to adjust to rural life. She doesn’t mind helping out in the pub, but she can’t understand why her Aunt Hilda seems to resent her so. Nor why her mother never told her she had a sister.

She wants to do her bit for the war effort — but the war doesn’t seem to have reached their sleepy little village.

Everything changes when a group of French orphans are brought to live in the big house. Charlotte volunteers to help look after them — and finds a new purpose in life.

Then a band of Free French soldiers is billeted in the village, including a handsome young officer with the deepest brown eyes . . . But Emile has a tragedy in his past — and Charlotte must uncover both his and her own family’s secrets if she and Emile are to have a chance of happiness.

Fans of Nadine Dorries, Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court, Freda Lightfoot, Anna Jacobs, Rosie Clarke, Tania Crosse, Dominic Luke, Sheila Riley, Lizzie Lane and Catherine Cookson will devour this emotional wartime saga.

READERS LOVE SYLVIA BROADY:

“A heartbreaking story fascinatingly told by a talented writer.” FREDA LIGHTFOOT

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An absolutely heartbreaking and uplifting wartime story of hardship and hope.

Kingston Upon Hull, 1941.


Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Kirby believes she’s all alone in the world when her mother is killed...


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