An Island Far from Home

Kate Hewitt

Rosie realised she loved the man standing before her. She wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. And if he were to fall in France, heaven help them both, she knew she would not regret one last night with him…

1941, Canada: When Rosie Lyman and her cousin Violet join the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, Rosie is uncertain about leaving her life in Ontario behind and entering a new and challenging world of duty and service.

From the moment Rosie signs up, the intensity of the work pushes all thoughts of home from her mind. And when she is selected for officer training and a placement overseas in London, Rosie finds herself swept up into an exciting world of classified postings she could never have imagined…

When she meets handsome Lieutenant Thomas Crewe, with sparkling blue eyes and a smile like a movie star, Rosie soon finds herself falling in love for the very first time. With precious moments together restricted to weekends on leave, the pair try to steal as much time together as they can.

But when Rosie hears that Thomas’s division is flying in the D-Day invasion, she feels like her heart might break. Will he survive the battle? And can she find the strength within herself to go on if he doesn’t?

The fifth novel in the page-turning Amherst Island series, set during the Second World War in Canada and England, this gripping and truly unmissable read is perfect for fans of The Orphan Sisters and My Name is Eva.

Readers are loving An Island Far from Home:

HeartbreakingMade me cryHave some tissues ready.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beautifully writtenfinished it in a day… A joy to read.” Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sure to bring a tear to your eye… A spellbinding page-turner that will keep you enthralled from beginning to endBeautifully writtenGuaranteed to tug at the heartstringsUnforgettable.” Bookish Jottings

An easy 5 stars and another great book from Kate… Sad to finish this.” @rouse_sue ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Historical fiction at its bestCharmingWonderful… Don’t miss it.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A beautifully written and poignant love storyhighly recommend.” Christian Novel Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brought tears to my eyes… Thoroughly enjoyed it.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I laughed and cried reading this… a joy to read.” The Book Lover’s Boudoir ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A heartbreaking yet heart-warming story.” @shortbookthyme

BrilliantMy heart ached for Rosie at the end of the story.” Goodreads reviewer

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