The Midwife’s Child

Amanda Lees

Publication Date: 15 May 2023

‘Save her,’ she begs, drawing her last, quavering breaths. ‘Save my baby. Find her father. And reunite them.’ Both of our tears fall on the tiny creature in my arms, only minutes old and already in terrible danger. There’s never any doubt – of course I’ll do all I can. But will it be enough?

Auschwitz, January 1945: forced on a terrifying death march from the notorious concentration camp, midwife and former secret agent Maggie must find the strength to protect the tiny baby girl her dying friend left to her care. Only days old, little Leah is in terrible danger – from the Nazis, from the freezing weather, from starvation.

So when a company of Scottish soldiers led by brave Major Jamie Maclean rescues the marching women, Maggie’s relief knows no bounds. But it’s on making herself known to Jamie that she has the biggest shock of her life – they fall in love at first sight, a lightning bolt of joy in the darkest of times. Jamie vows to do whatever he can to help Maggie recover, and to assist in her mission to find Leah’s father and reunite them.

But first Jamie must set off on an operation of his own, deep in Nazi-controlled territory, so after a tender farewell and a promise to see each other soon, he and Maggie part. And then, only days later, she hears the news every sweetheart dreads: he’s missing, presumed killed in action.

Grief-stricken and unable to believe Jamie’s fate, she swears to do everything in her power to find him. But her first duty is to little Leah, who looks up at her with such trusting eyes. Can Maggie find out what happened to Jamie, while keeping the tiny infant safe? Just how far can love, courage and a stubborn need to know the truth get her? And is Maggie really willing to risk everything for a man she may not even find alive…?

A compelling and heart-breaking historical novel about sacrifices, determination and love that conquers all. Perfect for readers of Cilka’s Journey, The Midwife of Auschwitz, and The Girl in the Striped Dress, this emotional read will leave you filled with hope.

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