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The Second World War – a mother must make a heart-breaking sacrifice in order to save her child…

‘Maureen Lee weaves intrigue, love and warmth into every page’ MY WEEKLY

‘A fine writer’ EVENING TELEGRAPH

1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora’s life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices – groaning, pleading and desperate.

Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms – ‘Take him. His name is Simon.’

Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it did moments before, nothing will ever be the same again.

Sunday Times bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.

Reviews

An excellent novel which runs along at a cracking pace [...] You won't want to put this book down.
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
With her talent for storytelling, queen of saga-writing Maureen Lee weaves intrigue, love and warmth into every page
MY WEEKLY
The woman who, through her novels, has helped put Liverpool-set literature on the map
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Maureen Lee is one of those hugely talented authors who writes great women for women readers. Her books don't just have one heroine, they have several
DAILY RECORD