“A beautifully written novel . . . which captures life in occupied France during the Second World War” from the author of Magnolia House (That Thing She Reads).
One woman’s struggle to protect the ones she loves . . .
When Arlette Blaise sees a German plane fly over the family farm in 1940, she’s comforted by the fact that the occupying forces are far away in the north of the country. Surely the war will not reach her family in the idyllic French countryside near the small town of Oradour-sur-Glane?
But then Saul Epstein, a young Jewish man driven from his home by the Nazis, arrives at the farm and Arlette begins to realize that her peaceful existence might be gone for good . . .
“Absolutely gorgeous . . . an excellent book that really brings home just how horrific [WWII] must have been.”—Donna’s Book Blog