Inspired by the author’s family history, a searing page-turner of war, family secrets and a love to defy all odds.
2019. Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest.
WWII. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead.
2019. In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for the book to review. This is a new author for me.
An amazing book ,beautifully and emotionally written.
This touched my soul 1.as a autism mum 2 as a big lover (if right word) of ww2 and the holocaust
Told in alternate narratives which adds depth to the story.
A journey of history, finding answers but also finding yourself .