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Daughters of War

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What to expect

The first book in a brand new sweeping historical series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author.

France, 1944.

Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the war.
Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.

Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.

And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.

Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Hélène knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear… 

The first in an epic new series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…

Praise for Daughters of War:

‘A wonderfully evocative and sensual writer’ Santa Montefiore, bestselling author of Here and Now

‘A warm and engrossing tale of passion and courage. I loved it’ Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Beautiful Spy

Love, grief, abandonment, betrayal and secrets … I adored it’ Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Our Little Cruelties

‘A rich tapestry of courage, passion and family secrets beneath the dark shadows of war’ Hazel Gaynor, bestselling author of The Bird in the Bamboo Cage

‘A glorious page-turner … a novel to disappear into’ Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife

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Critics Review

  • More praise for Daughters of War:

    Moving and evocative. A stirring, richly-imagined novel about bravery and love and family loyalty tested to its limits’ Rachel Rhys, bestselling author of Island of Secrets

    ‘As layers of long-hidden family secrets emerge, you are sure to be hooked to the very last page’ Liz Trenow, bestselling author of The Poppy Factory

    Rich in courage, love and sacrifice, but chilling and taut in its portrayal of the horrors of war’ Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Guardian of Lies

    Lushly descriptive, exciting and vivid, this is a warm and exciting tale that will pull you in and refuse to let you go’ Tracy Rees, bestselling author of The House at Silvermoor

    ‘A tender, moving and at times heartbreaking story’ Sinead Moriarty, bestselling author of About Us

    ‘A wonderful writer… her story of wartime bravery is a joy to read, full of evocative descriptions of life in rural France’ Daily Express and Daily Mirror

    ‘Dinah Jefferies weaves a moving tale of sisterhood, courage and betrayal in the ravages of war’ Woman’s Own

    ‘There is a secret at the heart of the girls’ life in France. . . full of tension’ The Times

    ‘A joy to read, full of evocative descriptions of life in rural France’ Daily Express and Daily Mirror

    ‘Full of tensions, this is a richly imagined adventure’ BEST

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