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When the Dawn Breaks

When the Dawn Breaks

TWO WOMEN. ONE SECRET. A HEART-BREAKING CHOICE. For fans of Ellie Dean, Milly Adams, Sheila Newberry and Rita Bradshaw, When the Dawn Breaks is a sweeping wartime saga that will take your breath away.

Skye, 1903. Jessie, the young daughter of a local midwife, is determined to become a nurse one day, but family loss and heartache jeopardise her dreams. Isabel, the doctor’s daughter, is planning to follow in her father’s footsteps – even though medicine is not considered a fitting career for a woman. And then there’s Archie, Jessie’s older brother, whom Isabel just can’t stay away from.

After an unsettling encounter in the woods, Archie disappears, and all their lives are irrevocably changed . . .

Years later, Isabel is a qualified doctor and Jessie is a nurse and when their paths cross again, neither is certain what the other woman knows about that fateful day. But when war breaks out and they find themselves working shoulder to shoulder, they have no option but to confront all they have kept hidden.

Taking in Skye and Edinburgh, France and Serbia, When the Dawn Breaks is a sweeping wartime story of two determined women and the dark secret that will bind them forever . . .

Shortlisted for the Epic Novel award in the Romantic Novelists Association Awards 2014.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure / War & Combat Fiction

On Sale: 7th November 2013

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780751551242


A gripping tale . . . laced together with romance, adventure and an intriguing underlying mystery. A touching, thought-provoking saga
Lancaster Guardian
Based on true events. This is first rate
A heartbreaking novel of love and loss set against the panorama of the First World War
Blackpool Gazette
Fans of Lily Baxter and other saga authors will enjoy
The Bookseller