The Secret Orphan

    • 4.2 • 413 Ratings
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Publisher Description

The USA Today bestseller

This is a stunning and memorable page-turner of love, loss and resilience for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Don’t miss The Red Cross Orphans, the brand new historical novel from Glynis Peters coming in November 2021

Keep her secret.

Keep her safe.

On the 14th November 1940, Hitler’s bombs rain down on Coventry. From the rubble of a bombed-out family home, a young girl is saved…

As the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer's daughter, Elenor Cardew.

Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. But soon Elenor discovers that Hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose…

With Rose’s life in imminent danger, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, heroic Canadian pilot, Jackson St John. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love…and each other.

Readers LOVE The Secret Orphan:

‘Keeps you wanting to read into the small hours’ Lisa, Goodreads

‘The best and most beautiful book I've read in a long time’ Brid, Netgalley

‘Simply amazing’ Rikki-Doodlebug's Book Reviews

‘Captivated from beginning to end’ Jessyca, Goodreads

‘A gripping, page turner set in WWII … Loved it’ Amanda, Netgalley


‘A real page turner … You will find yourself in England during the war with a story that will stay with you’ Lou, Goodreads

‘A stunning novel and one that should be recommended’ Postcard Reviews

‘A must read for WWII historical fiction fans’ Lizbeth, Goodreads

‘One of my new favourite novels … I love everything about this story’ Ashley Murphy Reads

‘The depiction of wartime life in the Coventry bombings and on a Cornish farm were realistic and compelling’ Vivien Brown

‘A story that I will remember for a long time to come’ Shirley, Goodreads Reviewer

‘Loved every minute of this hard to put down book … highly recommend putting this on your reading list – especially if you love historical fiction and WWII’ Roxane, Goodreads

‘A must-read for anyone who loves historical fiction (especially World War II fiction) or romance’ Kindred Connection Reviews

About the author

Glynis Peters is a British author. She lives by the sea in Essex with her husband of forty-plus years. They have three adult children, and Glynis is a retired NHS nurse.
When not writing she enjoys fishing with her husband, cross-stitch, and playing with her granddaughters who live nearby. Her son lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada, and Glynis loves nothing more than visiting them.
Her first WWII historical novel is the USA Today and Globe & Mail bestseller, The Secret Orphan.

Fiction & Literature
November 9
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Customer Reviews

fulload ,

A good quick read.

A good quick read that kept me engrossed until the annoying Titsch came onto the scene. Her’s was a personality that I can’t believe any farm owner would have held onto. Her character definitely made the villain and outcome obvious. Which ruined the ending for me, though I trudged through just in case I was wrong.

moozikgrl ,

Could have been better

I enjoyed the beginning of the book better than the end. Characters introduced in the second half of the book seemed flat, and I kept finding more and more run on sentences as the book progressed, which was distracting. The historical detail was terrific though. A good editor could have brought this novel up to a higher level.

Sueatspring ,

Started well- finished fast

The story became unbelievable towards the end- almost like another author picked it up in the middle and finished it. Could have been a good book. Probably too many things happening and hard to wrap it up

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