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Secrets & Promises

(2021)
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By the award winning author of The Mother's Day Club

A poignant and unputdownable story of a woman who must finally acknowledge the secret she has hidden for a lifetime. But will it cost her all she holds dear?

England, 1944
: With deadly doodlebugs terrorising London, Bessie Rushbrook agrees to give shelter to eight-year-old evacuee, Marigold, in her Norfolk home. However, the little girl is no random stranger, and Bessie must honour the promise she gave to Marigold’s mother, Grace, and not reveal her connection to the child.

Marigold’s arrival stirs up Bessie’s memories from the past when the world was at war for the first time. She is forced to face her actions from those days, and question the haunting secret that she’s long kept hidden.

When Grace is injured in London, Bessie makes the heart-wrenching decision to confess her secret, knowing that it could destroy everything she holds dear – her marriage, family and home. Will those who love her understand, and can they forgive her?

Readers absolutely love Rosie Hendry’s books:

“I enjoy the
fabulous communities that Rosie creates within her stories, they are so uplifting and inspiring… Rosie Hendry’s gorgeous books are historical fiction at it’s very best.” – Susanne B Net Galley Reviewer

“Rosie has the knack of being able to make the Second World War
come alive. Rosie has clearly done a lot of research into Wartime Britain and this shines through in the quality of her writing.” – Gingerbookgeek book blog

“The writing is wonderful, very
descriptive and emotive.” - The Comfy Chair Blog Good Reads

“Rosie Hendry’s style is effortless to read making for
a heartwarming and feel good reading experience.” – Linda Hill – Good Reads

“Such a lovely read, that
I read it within one day!” – Literacy Indulgence blog

"
Call the Midwife fans are going to love Rosie Hendry’s delightful, dramatic and engrossing new saga that sparkles with so much warmth and heart." - Bookish Jottings blog

Genre: Historical

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