A stunningly repackaged edition of this unforgettably stirring wartime tale of passion, heartbreak and tragedy from the bestselling author of A Scent of Lavender and The Willow Pool.
From love springs tragedy, from tragedy comes hope...
It is 1931 and Rowangarth, Yorkshire is a rural arcadia for sewing-maid Alice Hawthorn and young gamekeeper Tom Dwerryhouse. For Julia Sutton, daughter of Alice's employer, it is also a time of unfolding love for the handsome doctor, Andrew MacMalcolm. But with the outbreak of war their lives will be changed for ever...
As Tom and Andrew volunteer to fight for King and Empire so too do Alice and Julia as VAD nurses on the Western Front. All find trials that will test them - and their love - to the limit as passion and hope are tempered by heartbreak and sorrow.
Praise for Elizabeth Elgin:
`A story of passion, faith and class in Yorkshire. Unforgettable characters.'
`Rich and vibrant blockbuster of a novel, brimming with drama and romance.'
Manchester Evening News
'A poignant, powerful saga that will stay in your memory long after you've read it.'
Woman and Home
'Once again Elizabeth Elgin has used her personal knowledge to fill it with the vivid kind of detail to keep her readers happy.'
Yorkshire Evening Post
Elizabeth Elgin served in the WRNS during the Second World War. She met her husband on board a submarine depot ship. A keen gardener, she has two daughters, five grandsons and a great-granddaughter and lives in a village in the Vale of York.