book cover of The Child Without a Home
Added by 31 of our members
 

The Child Without a Home

(2022)
A novel by

 
 
‘ALL. THE. STARS… You’ll be emotionally wrung out, yet absolutely spellbounda heartwarming story that’ll have you reaching for your tissuesbreathtakingneeds to be on every historical fiction lover’s TBR list.

Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Inspired by the lives of the forgotten orphans of World War Two, this heart-wrenching and moving tale is about fighting for your loved ones when all hope is lost. Breathtaking and unputdownable, this story of courage and survival is perfect for fans of Before We Were Yours, Sold on a Monday and The Orphan’s Tale.

1944, East Prussia. When the war comes to twelve-year-old Agnes’ village, she finds herself stuck between two terrifying armies. Everyone in her town has been forced to fight for the Nazis, and as the Red Army approaches every innocent woman and child is made to leave their home. Then tragedy strikes and Agnes and her brother Dieter find themselves completely alone in a vast, isolated woodland. Though she is terrified, Agnes knows that she must protect her brother, no matter the cost…

Cambridge, present day. When her beloved grandfather dies, Freya is distraught. Not only has she lost the man who helped raise her, but she knows the story of his time as a pilot in World War Two, and her family’s history, is gone forever. But then Freya meets her new next-door neighbour Agnes, whose accent is just like her grandfather’s. She has a framed picture of a snow-covered castle that looks strangely familiar, and a weather-beaten image of a little blonde boy in braces and boots.

Agnes vowed never to tell the painful story of the young boy who risked everything for her, even if Freya believes Agnes may hold the key to unlocking her own family’s secrets. But what Freya doesn’t realise is that Agnes’ past has the power to change everything she ever thought she knew about her family…

What readers are saying about The Child Without a Home:

‘The best book of theyearYou will forget that you need to do any work, household chores or just have a cup of tea. Let the whole world wait while you enjoy reading… wonderful… will not let you go for a minute!... Unforgettable.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazinghad me in tears, with my heart in my throat… the end of it made all my tears worthwhile.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I couldn’t put it downdon’t forget your tissues… a heartbreaker.’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Oh my goodness I loved this book!... A must read.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Superbkept meon the edge of my seat throughout… Exciting, engrossing, page turner.’ Goodreads reviewer



Genre: Historical

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Ann Bennett's The Child Without a Home

Paperback Editions

January 2022 : Paperback
thumb

Title: The Child Without a Home: Completely gripping and unforgettable WW2 historical fiction
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 1-80019-766-7 / 978-1-80019-766-4
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2022 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Child Without a Home
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2022 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Child Without a Home
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Child Without a Home: Completely gripping and unforgettable WW2 historical fiction
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU