A mother's love. A new love. As the Pacific War looms ever closer to Australia, will waiting and wondering break their hearts?
September 1939. Sophie Parker nursed wounded soldiers in France during the Great War. She knows the physical and mental devastation war can wreak on hearts, minds, and bodies. When WWII breaks out, and Australia is called to join the effort, Sophie knows all too well what her sons will face when they enlist to fly and fight.
Marianne Ryan grew up in a French town battered by the Germans during the Great War. But while she spends WWII in Sydney, far from her home and family in occupied France, the new love she never expected to find could break her heart beyond repair.
With the war looming ever closer to Australia, Sophie and Marianne must watch and wait as the Japanese cut a swath through the Pacific. Can the two women be as courageous as the men they love?
As they are in all wars, the women who wait at home must be the bravest soldiers.
The Bravest Soldiers, A WWII Historical Novel of Romance, Love, and Longing (Book 2 in The Immense Sky Saga), is the next chapter in the Parker - Ryan family story begun in Dare Not Tell, but can be read as a standalone.