‘Wow! Where do I even begin? I was captivated from the first page right up until the very last… captivating, compelling and heart-breaking… Absolutely brilliant.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A beautiful and heartbreaking read, this is the story of the courage of a young woman in wartime and another woman’s quest to right the injustices of history. Fans of The Letter and The Nightingale will be hooked on The Girl Without a Name.
September 1940. As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on the East End of London, Ruby and Stevie are falling in love. United by a shocking experience when they were evacuees, brave sixteen-year-old Ruby believes she and Stevie are kindred spirits, and they find solace together surrounded by the bombed-out shells of London houses. But when Stevie is posted abroad, handsome and smart in his khaki uniform, Ruby can’t shake a sense of foreboding. As she waits desperately for letters with foreign stamps that never come, she begins to fear that he is lost forever…
August 2004. Billie rushes to her father Dick’s hospital bedside. A terrible stroke has robbed him of his speech and he is a shell of the man he was before. Billie holds his hand, hoping her presence will bring him peace. But when she finds a crumpled black and white photo in his wallet of a smiling dark-haired girl she doesn’t recognise, Dick frantically tries to talk. Billie knows this is important, and she must ask the questions her father cannot. All she has to go on is the name he is just able to mumble. Ruby.
How is Ruby, a lonely East End orphan with no family, connected to Billie’s beloved father? What dangerous things has Billie’s father seen and done that he never told her? Who is the frightened young boy behind the man she knows? And can Billie lay the ghosts of the past to rest, even if it means revealing the darkest secrets of her father’s life and breaking her own heart?
Readers are loving The Girl Without a Name:
‘OH MY GOD! What a book. I was hooked right from the start… the plot twist at the end just left me bawling. Words won’t do justice to this book. Please pick it up and read it asap.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A captivating and emotional wartime saga, a tale of love, loss, and courage. I couldn't put the book down. It is exciting and tragic at the same time. I absolutely loved this book! I laughed, I cried, I cheered.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What an amazing tale, I've been totally captivated the whole way through… It’s heart wrenching at times, I totally loved every page and what an amazing ending. I can totally recommend this OUTSTANDING book for all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I can't get over how good this book was… filled me with so many emotions… A page-turner for sure as you are transported back and forth between past and present… Goldring's in-depth research, character development, and plot execution has made me a big fan. An excellent read. Five amazing stars. I loved it!’ Cyireadbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A heartbreaking story of a young girl finding herself. Discovering her strengths and her potential. It is also a story of human frailties and that it's never too late to be sorry. Great story!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A fabulous wartime story that will really pull at your heart strings. I totally loved this book and the story was just brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A heartwarming and tragic story of two star crossed lovers. It will have you turning pages as it spirals towards a shocking ending!’ The Retired Book Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An excellent well-written story’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn’t put this book down as I had to find out what happened to Ruby. An outstanding read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book captivated completely’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Good story with a twist
I love this cover! I thought the story was good, Stevie was kind of a jerk. It was so sad towards the end and I was so surprised by the twist at the end. I enjoyed the story and definitely recommend!
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the early copy
Loved the premise of the novel. Based on a true part of history. It illustrates how our memory is embedded with past deeds that affect us emotionally. The ending was a good surprise.