A Light to Guide Us Home
‘Please, you must get Clara out of France!’ cried the woman, her voice breaking in desperation. ‘She’s only thirteen and her parents have been taken to a death camp. Can you save her before it is too late?’
1943: Resistance fighter Valérie risks her life daily to help as many Jewish people to flee across the French border as she possibly can. And when she is asked to find orphaned Clara and bring her to safety, she learns that the brave young girl has part of a top-secret Nazi document that could change history and bring an end to their tyrannical rule.
But just as Valérie traces Clara to a children’s home, it is raided by German soldiers and Clara goes missing. With her beloved Philippe fighting the Nazis in Italy, Valerie will do whatever she can to find Clara, bring an end to the war and reunite with him.
As the Nazis close in, Valérie receives devastating news from Italy. Finding Clara is Valérie’s only hope of helping the Allies to win, her only chance for a better future. Can she put her own heartbreak aside and risk her life to save Clara and change the course of the war?
A totally unputdownable and heart-wrenching wartime story about love, bravery and sacrifice. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See.
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‘My heart was pounding and I’d resorted to nail-biting before chapter one was finished! The author immediately put me right in the midst of the action and I became part of the Resistance for the duration of the novel… incredible.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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