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An Island at War

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Now with a brand new epilogue! Please update your eBook to get the new version and find out what happens after the war... A moving historical novel inspired by the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2. This is a story of courage, resilience and everyday acts of defiance from ordinary people forced to live in an extraordinary time. The USA Today bestseller! June 1940 While her little sister Rosie is sent to the UK to keep her safe from the invading German army, Estelle Le Maistre is left behind on Jersey to help her grandmother run the family farm. When the Germans occupy the island, everything changes and Estelle and the islanders must face the reality of life under Nazi rule. Interspersed with diary entries from Rosie back on the mainland, the novel is also inspired by real life stories from the author's own family who were both on the island during the occupation and in London during the Blitz and is a true testament to the courage and bravery of the islanders. Readers are loving An Island at War: 'I fell head over heels in love with this book...It brings to light strong female characters, who have bravery and courage to stand up for themselves and for what is right' Jenny 'I loved getting to know the characters and truly experiencing their rather unique predicament...a fascinating read to those who enjoy WWII fiction' Denise 'Absorbing and full of emotion, compassion and wisdom' Joan 'Very well written and a great curl up with a cuppa and get lost in the story kind of book' Gill 'Will pull at your heartstrings...beautifully written' Louise 'The story was much more meaningful knowing it was written by someone that was from the island...I enjoyed reading about the beautiful island and the community that stuck together to help each other' Shirley 'It ticked the boxes of love, family, strength, and character and I would recommend it for others looking for an engaging historical fiction read' Stacey

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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  • ISBN: 9780008436292
  • Release date: June 25, 2021

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  • ISBN: 9780008436292
  • File size: 5345 KB
  • Release date: June 25, 2021

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Now with a brand new epilogue! Please update your eBook to get the new version and find out what happens after the war... A moving historical novel inspired by the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2. This is a story of courage, resilience and everyday acts of defiance from ordinary people forced to live in an extraordinary time. The USA Today bestseller! June 1940 While her little sister Rosie is sent to the UK to keep her safe from the invading German army, Estelle Le Maistre is left behind on Jersey to help her grandmother run the family farm. When the Germans occupy the island, everything changes and Estelle and the islanders must face the reality of life under Nazi rule. Interspersed with diary entries from Rosie back on the mainland, the novel is also inspired by real life stories from the author's own family who were both on the island during the occupation and in London during the Blitz and is a true testament to the courage and bravery of the islanders. Readers are loving An Island at War: 'I fell head over heels in love with this book...It brings to light strong female characters, who have bravery and courage to stand up for themselves and for what is right' Jenny 'I loved getting to know the characters and truly experiencing their rather unique predicament...a fascinating read to those who enjoy WWII fiction' Denise 'Absorbing and full of emotion, compassion and wisdom' Joan 'Very well written and a great curl up with a cuppa and get lost in the story kind of book' Gill 'Will pull at your heartstrings...beautifully written' Louise 'The story was much more meaningful knowing it was written by someone that was from the island...I enjoyed reading about the beautiful island and the community that stuck together to help each other' Shirley 'It ticked the boxes of love, family, strength, and character and I would recommend it for others looking for an engaging historical fiction read' Stacey

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