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The Secret Orphan

Written by: Glynis Peters
Narrated by: Anna Cordell
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Keep her secret 

Keep her safe

On the 14th November 1940, Hitler’s bombs rain down on Coventry. From the rubble of a bombed-out family home, a young girl is saved....

This is a stunning and memorable tale of love, loss and resilience for fans of The Secret Wife by Gill Paul. 

As the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer's daughter, Elenor Cardew. 

Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. But soon Elenor discovers that Hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose....

With Rose’s life in imminent danger, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, heroic Canadian pilot, Jackson St John. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love...and each other.

©2019 Glynis Peters (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Evelyn Schumacher
  • 2019-06-01

Touching, charming, intense

This is an excellent book. The historical value was good. The surprise ending was great!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-21

Loved characters, but a bit slow

I love WWII historical fiction, but this was not intoxicating, as others can be. The sidelines outside of a concentration camp can be equally as gripping as the victims encamped. In this case I kept waiting and waiting on the pull of drama. It was a lot of ordinary life in the middle and obvious conclusions of spies. And even at the end it was a bit of a light puff of smoke. Nothing groundbreaking. This was average.

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  • Tammie
  • 2019-09-24

Love, Protection, and War

This is a well illustrated story depicting the depth of love and the extent one will go to survive during war times. There is a thread of a mystery that runs through the story line to keep the reader enthralled and unable to put the novel down.

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  • sharon
  • 2019-07-17

Unusual WW2 Story

I liked this book until the last 2 hours. Then it got pretty unbelievable . I was very disappointed after I invested 8 hours in
the story to have it take this turn. I did finish the book but felt over all it was flawed. The narrator was pretty good,

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  • shelli
  • 2019-06-07

Ok

This book was ok, it ended and started weird I’m not sure it’s worth the credit

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-10

don't waste your time

I make a point of finishing every book I start. This one was so predictable it was hard to finis

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