The Runaway Sisters by Ann Bennett
English | 2021|General Fiction| ePUB |2.5 MB
The story of two sisters fighting to survive in the darkest days of World War Two.
A heartbreaking tale of resilience and bravery, about having the courage to sacrifice yourself in order to save the ones you love . . .
Devon, present day: Helen Cavendish’s relationship with her mother has always been strained.
Her mother is quiet and stoic, with no other family to speak of, but as Helen goes through her mother’s possessions, packing her up to move her to a care home, she finds photographs of two little evacuee girls that will change everything she thought she knew . . . .
1940: When fifteen-year-old Daisy is evacuated from her home in London, she knows she must look after her younger sister Peggy. She is the only one who can reassure Peggy that life will go back to normal, holding her close and reading to her from their one battered children’s book.
But when the sisters are taken into the countryside, Daisy quickly realises that not everyone at home is on the right side of the war. Forced to work in fields alongside orphan children, she finds herself drawn to a young boy called John, who has tried and failed to escape many times before. He protects the other children, and his bravery inspires Daisy.
Then Peggy gets sick and Daisy knows that, to save her life, they must run away.
As the sounds of German engines grow louder above her, Daisy is faced with an impossible choice – escape with just her sister, or risk her life to save others?
It’s a choice that is destined to affect her family for generations…
Perfect for fans of Lisa Wingate, Diney Costeloe and Shirley Dickson, The Runaway Sisters is a tale of heart-wrenching loss and uplifting courage. It’s a story about family, and the light that can be found in the dark clouds of war.