Two women, a world apart. A secret waiting to be discoveredâ€¦ VE Day 1945: As victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgessâ€™ happiness is overshadowed by grief.
Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action. Â Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuries. Travelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do.
But nothing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new homeâ€¦ September 11th 2001: Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the cityâ€™s history.
While the world watches the news in horror, Sophieâ€™s flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie. Â Determined to discover what it was that forced her family apart all those years ago, newfound secrets may change her life foreverâ€¦Â This is a timeless story of love, sacrifice and resilience perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Lorna Cook and Gill Paul. What readers are saying about The English Wife: â€˜An emotive and engaging readâ€™ Rosanna Ley â€˜Rich, evocative and utterly immersive, this beautifully written book swept me awayâ€™ Jenny Ashcroft â€œAn epic tale of family, tragedy & loveâ€¦ I highly recommend this book!!â€ Books, Wine, Cats 5* â€œThe sense of suspense makes this story a page turner!
Highly recommend this book, especially if youâ€™re looking for a WWII era book without all of the historical stuffâ€ To Read is to Breathe, 5* â€œI couldnâ€™t put it down.
It was not your typical historical novel & I think thatâ€™s what I loved about it.
Great book!â€ Dabbookclub, 4* â€œA book that drew me in from the first pages!
The characters come alive, theyâ€™re so well written.
Fans of historic fiction will love this story. An author to followâ€ Consumer review, 4*
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