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London, 2004. Frankie didn't always have it easy. Growing up motherless, she was raised by her grandmother, who loved her - and betrayed her. For years, the rift between them seemed irreparable. But when their paths suddenly cross again, Frankie is shocked to realise that her grandmother is slowly losing control of her memory. There is a darkness in her past that won't stay buried - secrets going back to wartime that may have a devastating effect on Frankie's own life. 

Somerset, 1940. When 17-year-old Violet's life is ripped apart by the London Blitz, she runs away to join the Women's Land Army. She wants nothing more than to leave her grief behind. But as well as the terror of enemy air raids, the land girls at Winterbourne Orchards face a powerful enemy closer to home. One terrible night, their courage will be put to the test - and the truth of what happened must be kept hidden, for ever . . .

©2021 Nikola Scott (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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gripping, interesting and a little bit wistful

loved the dual storylines and watching them collide, I didn't guess where it was going and felt quite attached to the characters at the end!

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Better than a sleeping pill

What is this book about? The two of us got drearily to chapter 7. A lot of boring conversation about what exactly? It takes 18 hours of listening and we’ve tried about 4. That was more than enough. I’ve never felt this way about a book! Description is good; language is flowery but it might as well have been in Latin for us.