The Only Light in London

Lily Graham

‘Wow… Intensely moving… Stunning… My heart really ached… Beautiful… So much I loved about this… Heart-wrenching… Wonderful.’ Cindy L. Spear, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

London, 1940: As the bombs rain down and the streets empty, Finley crouches in a London underground shelter and tries to stop herself from shivering. She paints a smile on, ignores her fear and begins to help those around her feel less alone. Her mind turns to the man she loves, Sebastien, miles away, risking his life for his adopted family. She will keep the light of home aflame for him until he returns.

She’ll never forget the moment he appeared on her doorstep, desperately looking for lodgings, a haunted look on his thin face, and how they had grown close over shared cups of cocoa in the kitchen sharing stories of all they had lost in this terrible war.

Thousands of miles away, in the middle of Europe, Sebastien hides in an abandoned farmhouse, close to an enemy camp. He’s risking his life but thoughts of Finley, the woman he loves, are keeping him going. He hopes that Finley is safe in Cornwall, where she promised him would go and allows himself to dare to dream of a future, when the war is over, where they can be happy together in the cosy house on the cobbled London street.

But when a loud blast shakes the shelter in London, Finley fears that this night in London may be her last. If she dies here, Sebastien will never know what happened to her. But not only that, he will never know of the secret she carries, a heart-breaking secret that has the power to change their world forever…

A completely life-affirming and tear-jerking read about love, friendship and being a light for those who need to brave the dark. Fans of The Nightingale and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society will fall in love with The Only Light in London.

What everyone is saying about The Only Light in London:

Such a truly beautiful emotional read. Before you read this you must make sure you have tissues as you will shed lots of tears. Honestly, I just loved this book. It opens your eyes to the sad and difficult times people went through during the war but also the happy times and how everyone pulled together.’ Jessica’s Book Biz, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I am quickly falling in love with the author and the stories she weaves. There is just something majestic with the way the story flows. I get sucked in and don’t realize until I finish that time has passed… I honestly cannot wait until this book releases in audiobook to hear it read! Don’t let this one get past you readers!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is a story that starts out as a friendship that deepens into love. It has such a heart breaking message. It made me think of how far I would go to help another. A must-read to refresh the love in your heart.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Phenomenal… From that first sentence, I never put the book down again… I was so invested in their lives that the heartbreaks and losses that came with the war in the second half felt profoundly personal. I’ve never read a book set during the war that made me laugh out loud, only to make me weep a few pages later. This strange occurrence happened frequently throughout the book, confusing my grandchildren and our dogs… Many serious issues are woven brilliantly into the story but with unexpected comic relief too. The icing on the cake is a beautiful love story. Five stars aren’t enough for this bookI loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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