The Internationally Bestselling Author of The English Wife
‘Beautifully epic, romantic & rich in detail’ #1 & USA Today bestseller Lorna Cook
‘Sweeping and evocative’ Rosanna Ley
The Great War
The end of innocence…
In 1913, in a quiet corner of London, the three Fry sisters are coming of age, dreaming of all the possibilities the bright future offers. But when war erupts their innocence is shattered and a new era of uncertainty begins.
Cecelia loves Max but his soldier’s uniform is German, not British, and suddenly the one man she loves is the one man she can’t have.
Jessie enlists in the army as a nurse and finally finds the adventure she’s craved when she’s sent to Gallipoli and Egypt, but it comes with an unimaginable cost.
Etta elopes to Capri with her Italian love, Carlo, but though her growing bump is real, her marriage certificate is a lie.
As the three sisters embark on journeys they never could have imagined, their mother Christina worries about the harsh new realities they face, and what their exposure to the wider world means for the secrets she’s been keeping…
Praise for Adrienne Chinn:
‘A truly epic read, spanning continents and momentous events, the different narratives braided to form a powerful rope of story of love found and love lost’ Jane Johnson
‘What a fantastic book! The reader is swept on a whirlwind journey across Europe, from Capri to London to Egypt and beyond’ Kathleen McGurl, author of The Girl from Bletchley Park
‘Stunning, a sublime tale of secrets, strong women and turbulent times…I absolutely adored it’ Clare Marchant
“Just stunning, a sublime tale of secrets, strong women and turbulent times. I absolutely adored it” Clare Marchant, author of The Secrets of Saffron Hall
“An emotive and engaging read” Rosanna Ley, author of From Venice with Love
“Rich, evocative and utterly immersive, this beautifully written book swept me away” Jenny Ashcroft, author of Meet Me in Bombay
“An epic tale of family, tragedy & love… I highly recommend this book!!” Books, Wine, Cats 5*
“This story is so sensual and so touching… The sense of suspense makes this story a page turner! Highly recommend this book, especially if you’re looking for a WWII era book without all of the historical stuff” To Read is to Breathe, 5*
“I couldn’t put it down. It was not your typical historical novel & I think that’s what I loved about it. Great book!” Dabbookclub, 4*
“A book that drew me in from the first pages! The characters come alive, they’re so well written. Fans of historic fiction will love this story. An author to follow” Consumer review, 4*