In 1940, as the shadows are lengthening over Europe, painter Louis Duval decides to leave his studio in Brittany and, in his small motor boat, make the short but perilous journey to England. His aim is not to flee from the enemy, but to join the Resistance to fight for his beloved France. He arrives in Dartmouth and finds his way to the boarding house run by the delightful young widow Barbara Hillyard, who is trying to make a living for herself and her young evacuee Esme.
Lieutenant-Commander Alan Powell, unfit for active service after being wounded in action, is overseeing undercover operations in that part of the West Country, and he and Duval find themselves in dangerous circumstances. Alan, lonely and frustrated in his work, is drawn towards the lovely Mrs Hillyard, but she seems to have eyes only for the attractive Frenchman…
What members say
An insight into the French Resistance during WW2
Another well written novel by Margaret Mayhew.
Life, love and loss feature in this wonderful story set during WW2. A definite page turner, you won't want to put this book down until the very end.........and it will leave you wanting more!
Beautifully narrated by Kim Hicks. Highly recommended!
another great listen
Romance, history, great characters, mystery and espionage this has it all. I had trouble putting it down. I just kept wanting to know what happened next - Lesley