The Girl on the Boat

Kate Hewitt

“WOW! This book completely hooked me from the first page to the last… I literally couldn’t put it down… Amazing.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Germany 1939: “No, please don’t make me leave you!” Sophie cries, desperately trying to hold her loved ones in her arms before she is pulled away. “I can’t leave without you, I can’t bear it…”

When Sophie Weiss boards the SS St Louis, the Nazis have taken everything from her, and her last hope is to escape. But when she meets fellow Jewish refugees Rosa, Hannah and Rachel on board, their friendship gives Sophie hope there might be happiness in her future, after all.

But when the boat is refused entry at a port they thought would be safe, the women face a terrifying return to Europe. Until word reaches the ship that a friend of her family is willing to take Sophie in—but only her. Quickly, Sophie unpicks the lining of her coat and breaks her late mother’s emerald into four parts. Handing a piece to each of her friends, the women promise to meet in Paris when this nightmare is over.

Watching the SS St Louis grow smaller on the horizon, Sophie grips her emerald with a fierce determination and whispers a promise: I will find a way to help you all, no matter what… But with her friends facing an uncertain fate, has she made a promise she can’t possibly keep?

This is the first book in the unmissable Emerald Sisters series that follows the incredible stories of four brave young women, as they each forge their futures against the backdrop of the Second World War. Perfect for fans of Roberta Kagan, Kristin Harmel and Kate Quinn.

Readers are loving The Girl on the Boat:

BeautifulI was hooked from the very first page. A phenomenal novel… I was heartbrokenKeep the tissue box close by because you will surely need it. This unputdownable gem of a read is definitely a favourite… I love everything about this story… [a] ten star read.” Page Turners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

AmazingBeautifulI found myself not wanting the story to endA tearjerker.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hard to put down read!!… Amazing… I couldn’t put the book down for a minute!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Will tear your heart out but leave you with hope… A must-read!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Unforgettablewill stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hooks you from the beginning pagesa book that you won’t want to put down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartbreaking… Absolutely brilliantOutstanding.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Powerfulcompletely consumed meFabulous.” Christian Bookaholic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Exceptional… I loved it. I couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book… I need the next one!” @booksreadbyprairiegirl

HeartbreakingI really could not put this book down.” @Inspiredbypmdd ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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