The enthralling new Second World War novel from the author of Poppy's War.
It is May 1939 and unaware that the German war machine is advancing towards the Channel Islands, sixteen-year-old Marguerite - Meg - Colivet is on holiday with her aunt in Oxford. Here she meets charismatic German undergraduate, Rayner Weiss.
Despite their mutual attraction, they do not meet again until the Occupation when Meg's family home, Colivet Manor, is requisitioned by the German army. Set against the savage backdrop of war Meg and Rayner's love seems doomed from the outset...
“Lily Baxter is a natural storyteller, weaving in just enough detail of the progress of the war to inform but not overwhelm the reader, and creating some wonderfully realistic secondary characters who help to bring the story to life. Her knowledge and love of Guernsey shines through this book as she examines the difficulties of an island under occupation.”
Historical Novels Review