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A heart-wrenching, poignant and totally unforgettable tale of a young woman who must finally face up to the secret she has hidden for a lifetime.  

1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, 25-year-old May Robinson watches in horror as her mother, Ivy, is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May is not sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years - a secret that her mother devoted her life to hiding and that would tear their broken family even further apart. Vowing to make her mother proud, May trains to be a nurse at the local hospital, against a backdrop of wailing air-raid sirens and the eternal drone of enemy planes. 

Tending to wounded, ashen-faced soldiers and fighting to save lives, May encounters Richard Bentley, who works at the hospital. But why isn’t he fighting in the war like thousands of other brave young men?  

In the darkest of days, amongst death and despair, May and Richard are beacons of hope for one another. But in a perilous time of such uncertainty, and as each longs to escape their past, how well do they really know each other? And when the shocking truth of May’s secret comes to light, can their love survive the impossible?

©2019 Shirley Dickson (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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What a beautiful book, loved part two, loved it loved it loved it, thank you Shirley

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  • Rachel
  • 10-08-20

So sad the story ended

Oh my gosh, wonderful story. I got totally lost in the book. The ending was perfect!

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  • VH
  • 10-08-20

Definitely the Last Goodbye

Very predictable, my first time reading this author. I appreciate the clean read but pretty sappy.

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  • ND Roughrider
  • 15-04-20

Fantastic novel by a great writer!

The author has written a brilliant novel with plenty of intrigue and suspense! The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life!

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  • Cosette C.
  • 01-12-19

Wonderful story

I really enjoyed this story. It made me think about what people went through during WWII and made me realize how things are sometimes easily taken for granted.

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  • Jennifer
  • 11-09-19

Excellent

Great story and well told. Comes to a close a little too quickly. Felt like an editor was trying to rush the story into a certain length.

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  • Jean
  • 18-08-19

Awesome true story with a happy ending

Just couldn't put it down. Enjoyed every page and Suprised with happy ending. Thank you