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England, 1943: When twenty-five-year-old May Robinson's mother is tragically killed one foggy night, May is heartbroken and terrified. She isn't sure she has the strength to harbor the secret they have kept for so many years-the secret her mother devoted her life to hiding. The secret that would tear their broken family even further apart. Instead, May vows to make her mother proud by training to be a nurse at Edgemoor General Hospital in South Shields. Surrounded by wailing air-raid sirens and the eternal drone of enemy planes, May tends wounded, ashen-faced soldiers. Working tirelessly alongside her is kindhearted Richard Bentley. May is immediately drawn to his sparkling brown eyes and the way he makes her laugh. Among the death and despair, May and Richard become beacons of hope for each other-but May wonders why he isn't fighting in the war like the thousands of other brave young men.



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Shirley Dickson

Shirley says she is a prime example of 'never give up on your dream.' Shirley is an international bestseller. She signed with Bookouture in 2018 and has written to date three stirring World War Two historical novels. She lives under the big skies of Northumberland with her husband, family and lucky black cat. She wrote her first short story at the age of ten for a magazine competition. She didn't win but was hooked on writing for a lifetime. For many years she wrote poetry and short stories and got many rejection slips. Success followed when Shirley decided to get serious about writing novels after she retired. Shirley would like to say a huge thank you to her readers, reviewers and book bloggers for their support. Follow Shirley on her Facebook 'Shirley Dickson Author' page.



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