From the deserts of North Africa to the waters of Scotland, the Second World War touches the lives of two women from very different worlds
In Egypt, Fran finds her life turned upside down as Rommel's forces advance on the idyllic shores. The luxury and stability that she is used to are taken away as she finds herself having to deal with loss, heartache and political uncertainty.
Meanwhile, on the island of Islay, Catriona struggles between her quiet rural life with her father and her dreams of helping on the front lines as a nurse.
As the war rages on, the two women's lives become entwined – bringing love and friendship to both.
"FOR FANS OF VICTORIA HISLOP, A FASCINATING DUAL STORY OF LOVE, COURAGE AND HOPE' ELISABETH GIFFORD, AUTHOR OF THE GOOD DOCTOR OF WARSAW