Présentation de l'éditeur
Two troubled people struggle to find their way in a turbulent world.
In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum world is torn apart when the sleepy English seaside town where she lives is subjected to the first of many heavy bombing attacks.
In Ontario, Canada, Jim Armstrong is debating whether to volunteer. His decision becomes clear when he uncovers the secret his fiancée has been keeping from him. A few weeks later he is on a ship bound for England.
Gwen is forced to confront the truth she has concealed about her past and her own feelings. Jim battles with a bewildering and hostile world far removed from the cosy life of his Canadian farm. War brings horror and loss to each of them – can it also bring change and salvation?
Biographie de l'auteur
Award-winning author, Clare Flynn is a former global marketing director. She lives on the south coast of England. Her first novel, A Greater World, set in the Blue Mountains of Australia in the 1920s, was awarded an Indie BRAG Medallion in 2015. Kurinji Flowers, a gripping story of love and loss set in colonial India on a tea plantation in the 1930s and 40s, also gained a BRAG Award in 2015. Letters from a Patchwork Quilt, achieved a 5 Star Medallion from Readers' Favorite. The Green Ribbons is set in rural England in 1900 and has also been honoured with a coveted BRAG Medallion. She is currently at work on the sequel to The Chalky Sea, set in Canada in the aftermath of the war. All Clare's novels feature places she knows well and she does extensive research to build the period and geographic flavour of her books. Clare is fluent in Italian and loves spending time in Italy. In her spare time she likes to quilt, paint and travel as often and as widely as possible. Clare is an active member of the Historical Novel Society, the Romantic Novelists Association, The Society of Authors and the Alliance of Independent Authors.