Blurb; France 1944. An English Nurse. A German Soldier. A tragic love affair …
English girl Sibyl Lake arrives in Colmar, a small French town, surrounded by vineyards and swarming with German soldiers. Trained as a nurse, Sibyl has been recruited as a British Agent to support the French Resistance.
When Sibyl’s work leads her to her childhood sweetheart Jacques, she is overjoyed. But their happy reunion is shortlived as it is not just Jacques’ eye that Sibyl has caught …
Commander Wolfgang von Haagan is very taken with the attractive English stranger, and Sibyl realises that she can help her own country by listening to the secrets of this soldier’s heart. As she grows closer to Wolfgang she gets to know the man behind the uniform and despite her best intentions, soon she is caught in a terrible love triangle.
And when Jacques finds that Sibyl is involved with the enemy, he is determined to prove himself to her with one last act of heroism. An act that will put all of their lives into terrible danger ….
My Review; Happy Publication Day! I absolutely love this cover, it’s gorgeous… This story is beautifully written and heart-breaking.
There is a bit of the story I want to share with you as it’s true and can still be applied today, not often I do this but it just stood out for me…
“It was identification with labels that caused all the strife in the world. That divided people. All the messes, all the chaos, both internally and externally, came from people identifying with the label instead of their basic humanness.”
With rememberance day approaching this is the perfect book to read. Taking the reader back to the war. I felt sorry for Sibyl as she wasn’t put into an easy position, she had a job to do but I believe and still do that she wasn’t fully capable of doing it, her feelings were getting in the way.
A truelly gripping story which had me backing Sibyl all the way through and for the war to just be over. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.