England, 1940. Can Maggie keep her family – and her secret – safe? An emotional and heartbreaking wartime novel for fans of Diney Costeloe, Dilly Court and Mandy Robotham.
When Maggie’s new job takes her from bombed-out London to grand Snowden Hall in the Cotswolds she’s apprehensive but determined to do her bit for the war effort. She’s also keeping a secret, one she knows would turn opinion against her. Her mother is German: Maggie is related to the enemy.
Then her evacuee sister sends her a worrying letter, missing the code they agreed Violet would use to confirm everything was well, and Maggie’s heart sinks. Violet is miles away; how can she get to her in the middle of a war? Worse, her mother, arrested for her nationality, is now missing, and Maggie has no idea where she is.
As a secret project at Snowden Hall risks revealing Maggie’s German side, she becomes even more determined to protect her family. Can she find a way to get to her sister? And will she ever find out where her mother has been taken?
Readers LOVE A Wartime Secret!
‘A must for fans of WWII stories. It has everything I enjoy in a book. Intrigue, romance, adventure and true friendship. Highly recommended.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Gorgeous story. I really enjoyed it.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘If you love wartime and family saga you will love this book.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Enjoyable… An entertaining, heart-warming novel that I can thoroughly recommend.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Plenty of twists (and some pleasingly teasing romances too)… Humour and spot-on period detail… Great fun to read… A hugely satisfying story. Highly recommended. NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the author
Helen Yendall has had dozens of short stories and a serial published in women’s magazines over the past twenty years and now writes female-focused WW2 novels. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
She studied English and German at Leeds University and has worked in a variety of roles: for a literary festival, a university, a camping club, a children’s charity and in marketing and export sales. But her favourite job is the one she still has: teaching creative writing to adults.
Although a proud Brummie by birth, Helen now lives in the North Cotswolds with her husband and cocker spaniel, Bonnie. When she’s not teaching or writing, she likes reading, swimming, tennis and walking in the beautiful countryside where she lives.
Wartime in Britain
This story has it all. It’s sad,happy, funny, tense, and dramatic. It also has beautiful romance. I really enjoyed it all.
A War Time Secret
Light reading. I enjoyed the war time adventure.