Praise for Gill Paul:
‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story… A triumph.’ DINAH JEFFERIES
‘Gripping, romantic and evocative of its time.’ LULU TAYLOR
The year is 1854, and Britain is in the grip of a gruesome war. Dorothea Gray has not seen her little sister Lucy since she eloped with the handsome Captain Charlie Harvington and set sail for the Crimea. Now, as the war worsens and the battlefields darken with blood, Dorothea must risk everything to find her sister and join Florence Nightingale in the Crimean hospitals, nursing the injured soldiers back to health. But the young Lucy is fighting her own battles, and not everyone wants to be found…
Against the backdrop of one of history’s most heartbreaking wars, can these two sisters find their way back to each other? Or will tragedy intervene?
A spellbinding tale of courage, adventure and true love from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife.
PRAISE FOR GILL PAUL:
‘Meticulously researched and evocatively written, this sweeping story will keep a tight hold on your heartstrings until the final page’ Iona Grey
‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story: the heartbreak genuine, the research brilliant. I love the way the present narrative throws light on the past story so that the transitions are smooth. A triumph.’ Dinah Jefferies
‘A warm-hearted and engaging novel that breathes fresh life into the well-known tragedy of the Titanic’ Amanda Brookfield.
‘A marvellous story: gripping, romantic and evocative of a turbulent and fascinating time’ Lulu Taylor
‘This was just magical. At the last line, tears rolled down my cheeks. Highly recommended.’ Louise Beech
'A heart-warming affirmation of the tenacity of human love' Liz Trenow
'Gill Paul has crafted a beautiful book. The passages set in Russia in 1914 are so richly described and researched that I felt as if I was living in the pages myself. I adored it.' Amanda Jennings
‘This is an intriguing and involving book that explores a really fascinating period in time in a clever and highly enjoyable way. I was hooked into both timelines from the start.’
Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen and The Constant Queen
‘A beautiful and moving story, beautifully and movingly told. I read it in just two sittings . . . I enjoyed every page’ John Julius Norwich
‘Gill Paul has clearly done her research in this absorbing story that cleverly blends imagination with historical fact. Tragic, touching and authentic-feeling.’ Kate Riordan
‘A marvellous moving adventure, full of vivid colour and atmospheric detail. If you loved POLDARK you’ll love this!’ Lulu Taylor
‘A terrific adventure story, full of romance and atmospheric detail – a great escapist read’ Liz Trenow
About the author
Gill Paul is a full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of Titanic Love Stories, a non-fiction book about honeymoon couples on the Titanic. Her debut, Women and children First, a fictional story set on board the Titanic was published earlier this year. Gill lives in London