'A riveting story of survival against all odds, told by a masterful storyteller who also happens to be a fresh new voice in the genre. I ... recommend it highly, not just to fans of historical fiction, but to lovers of good books everywhere'
-- Karen Robards, NYT bestselling author of The Black Swan of Paris
'A vividly evoked story of love surviving, even triumphing, over oppression'
* The Sunday Times *
'a stimulating, emotional, and engaging novel, and has been chosen as one of our Debuts of the Month - a captivating, heartfelt and rewarding debut based on true events'
* LoveReading *
'This gripping tale of forbidden love and survival will leave you breathless'
* Sunday Post *
'an unforgettable tale of friendship, love, courage and survival. I loved every word of this fantastically engrossing novel. Jenny Lecoat is an author to watch!'
-- New York Times bestselling author Kelly Rimmer
'Lecoat capably combines historical fact with the fictional narrative, and offers a cast rich with multidimensional characters. Readers will be riveted'
* Publishers Weekly *
'An important contribution to historical fiction'
* New York Journal of Books *
'Lecoat's debut is based on true events, which will make readers even more curious about the backstory and motivations of Hedy, Kurt, and the somewhat enigmatic Dorothea. The unique Channel Island setting may intrigue readers of WWII-set women's fiction'
* Booklist *
'A riveting debut that reveals a rarely reported WWII story'
* Toronto Star *
'Jenny Lecoat has used unexpected twists...to tell the compelling true story of a small group of friends trying to survive in difficult and often dangerous situations...a well-written story that many would enjoy'
* The Winnipeg Free Press *
'Thrilling and deeply moving'
* Jersey Festival of Words *
'A strong story of a small island in the battle of WWII with characters you root for and a love story that makes you happy'
* Red Carpet Crash *