An intricate, tender, and convincing tale of war and romance with skill and suspense…This is a bold story of a young woman’s innocence and heartache, and her satisfying discovery of her worth and inner strength. —Publisher’s Weekly
Kelly deftly balances intrigue with mystery and historical detail in her latest novel…A charming imagining of the historical gunner girls. —Kirkus Reviews
A forgotten diary, a forbidden love affair, a desperate fight to save her country
2017 When Cara Hargreaves discovers a diary from the 1940s, its contents will change her life forever...
1941 When Louise Keene meets dashing RAF pilot, Paul Bolton, she is swept off her feet. Then Paul is sent to war and Louise, defying her mother's wishes, ends up a gunner girl in London.
Watching the pitch-black skies for bombers, Louise finds comfort recording her dreams in her diary. And as Cara reads her words, decades later, she learns that hope can be found even in the darkest of times, she just needs to take a chance...
Discover the story of the remarkable World War Two gunner girls in this entrancing and heartbreaking novel, perfect for fans of Martha Hall Kelly's The Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale.
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