When English soldier Hal strikes up a conversation with German Lieutenant Wilhelm during the ceasefire in no-man's-land on Christmas Day 1914, he has no idea the impact this chance meeting will have.
Wilhelm is in love with an English woman, Sam, and presses a photograph into Hal's hand - if he makes it home, Hal must promise to find Sam and give her this token of affection. Hal does make it home, though the war rages on - but the moment he sees Sam he is in trouble.
With Wilhelm's shadow looming over their relationship, and his photograph never revealed, Hal begins to live a life that was meant for someone else ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 30/10/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751541250
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Review by pokarekareana
It took me two attempts to get into it, but the second attempt went well - I got through it in one sitting. There were some areas of historical inaccuracy that slightly niggled, but the story was compelling and I found it easy to sympathise with the characters.
Review by hscherry
Loved it!! Couldn't put it down.. And such a sad ending :o( Fabulous!!