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Under a Sky on Fire

(2020)
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In the middle of the road, the child stood wearing a blue flannel nightie, her feet bare and dirt-splattered. Her blonde flyaway hair was golden, aglow from the fires that lit her up from behind. Stumbling over, Lizzie reached her side. The little girl's eyes were closed, her palms facing upwards. If she’d been in church, you would have thought she was praying.

September 1940, London
As the German Luftwaffe begin a terrifying bombing campaign that will come to be known as the Blitz, thousands are evacuated to safety. But Lizzie Mackenzie finds herself heading towards London.

She knows she must help in the war effort. But she has another reason for leaving the security of her Scottish village: the illegitimate child she gave up for adoption nearly five years before is somewhere in the city. And – as the bombs rain down – she will stop at nothing to find her and make sure her little girl is safe.

Then she finds herself trapped in a dark theatre during a bombing raid, where she meets Pilot Officer Jack Henson. Against all her instincts, she falls in love. But what chance is there for that love to flourish? Because if he discovers the secret shame of her past, he may never forgive her. And with Jack facing the enemy every day in the sky, and Lizzie’s job guiding pilots into battle – life and love has never felt so fragile.

Until a chance encounter with a little orphaned girl changes everything, forcing Lizzie to ask herself what truly matters. Because, in the darkest days of war, every life counts. And – when tragedy strikes – saving one child’s life might just give Lizzie a reason to survive…

An unforgettable story about sacrifice, love and heartbreak set in World War Two London during the Blitz. If you liked All the Light We Cannot See, My Name is Eva and A Fire Sparkling, you will love Under a Sky on Fire.

Readers love Under a Sky on Fire:


‘I have loved every moment of this book and my heart sank at some points. It was beautifully written, so beautifully done that I could vividly imagine every part of it. I highly recommend this book, five stars all around.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

This book was really amazing and I enjoyed every bit of it. As World War 2 Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres, this book was perfect for me… I would highly recommend this book for all the historical fiction lovers out there!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A spine chilling account of Hitler's relentless bombing of the city, against the backdrop of the equally relentless courage of the British… A book you will not be able to put down!A gripping story, and one you do not want to miss!Christian Novel Review, 5 stars

‘A great read... [The author] did a masterful job of creating events in such a way that I felt that I was there.’ I’m Hooked on Books, 5 stars

‘By reading Under a Sky on Fire, you understand what life was like in England during WWII, the sacrifices everyone made… The incredible determination, faith and enduring spirit of English people during the nightly bombing raids of London… I highly recommend the book and five stars from me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stards

Under a Sky on Fire is a story of tenacity, endurance, love and friendship. Above all it is a story of bravery during World War 2. I felt like I was in the shelters with them… Suzanne Kelman is a born storyteller and I for one am a big fan Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Genre: Historical

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