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Summary

She wanted a new life. Now she’s risking it to save others.

Cecily Hanson longs to live life on her own terms - to leave the shadow of her overbearing mother and marry her childhood sweetheart once he returns from the Great War. But when her fiancé is lost at sea, this future is shattered. Looking for meaning again, she decides to perform for the troops in France.

Life on the front line is both rewarding and terrifying, and Cecily soon finds herself more involved - and more in danger - than she ever thought possible. And her family has followed her to France. Her sister, Merryn, has fallen for a young drummer whose charm hides a dark side, while their mother, Queenie - a faded star of the stage tormented by her own secret heartache - seems set on a path of self-destruction.

As the war draws to a close and their hopes turn once again to the future, Cecily and Merryn are more determined than ever to unravel the truth about their mother’s past: what has she been hiding from them - and why?

©2018 Freda Lightfoot (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Appropriate!

Kept waiting for this story to get going. The characters aren’t really believable and the dialogue keeps veering from very stilted to modern idioms. And the most overused word in the entire book is ....APPROPRIATE It’s everywhere - and coupled with the pronunciation given to it by the narrator it becomes annoying in the extreme. Wouldn’t recommend this to a friend

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  • 15-06-18

Great book

this was my first time reading this author but it will definitely not be my last time. I I felt like I was walking with the characters in the room, in the battlefield Hospital and anywhere else if they were present. the narrator was excellent, you always knew who was speaking without having to second-guess the voice.