The Lost Diary
‘I couldn’t put this book down! I was enthralled until the very end!… I highly recommend this book!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A wartime secret. A heartbreaking choice. A promise that cost her everything…
German-occupied territory, 1945. Tearing open the envelope, Katja studies every line and letter on the map. She wills herself to memorise it, copying every detail onto scraps of paper in the flickering candlelight. She’d nearly been caught delivering the letters by the SS that afternoon. Picturing Karl’s handsome face, her chest tightens. They’re in this together. But if she’s caught, what will happen to the baby?
London, present day. Jo is at a crossroads in her own life in her cosy bungalow on the edge of beautiful Hampstead Heath. Clearing out her mother, Katja’s, empty home, Jo’s world is turned upside down when she discovers a small, dog-eared diary stuffed into the back of a tiny kitchen cupboard. And tucked within its pages is a ripped, yellowed envelope with an unfamiliar, faded postmark. As she scans the scrawled handwriting, Jo can scarcely believe her eyes…
What really happened to that tiny baby all those years ago? And will this long-lost diary finally give Jo the answers to everything she’s been searching for?
Based on an incredible true story, The Lost Diary is a gripping and unforgettable tale about forbidden love and family secrets in World War Two. Fans of The Letter, The Nightingale and We Were the Lucky Ones will be utterly swept away.
What readers are saying about The Lost Diary:
‘Wow… Hit me like a sledgehammer… Devastating… Gut-wrenching… The most beautiful… The most heartwarming… A privilege to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful… unlike anything I’ve ever read before… Entirely consumed me from beginning to end… heart-breaking… powerful… my book of the year. Stunning, and quite unforgettable.’ Being Anne
‘I absolutely loved this book… One of the best historical novels that I’ve read… Beautiful… Perfect.’ Monika Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, and I couldn’t put it down… beautiful and emotional… kept me hooked from start to finish… Captivating and heart-warming.’ Kelly Lacey, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Heart-wrenching… emotional… best read with a huge box of tissues handy… will bring a tear to the eye of even the most cynical… hard to put down and even harder to forget.’ Bookish Jottings
‘Beautiful book. My tears were flowing as I read the pages… Excellent.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Readers love Rose Alexander:
‘Beautiful… it just took my breath away. Definitely had to wipe a tear away.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Poignant and heartfelt read. Loved it!… Beautiful… Stunning… I was literally transported into the book. If I closed my eyes I could see the setting… I felt all the pain and heartache… I was cast under a spell and was completely enthralled… A feast of different emotions. I loved it!! Perfect read… Would I recommend this book… without a doubt… YES!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful, emotional, heartbreaking tale… a book that will stay in your heart and mind long after you finish the last line… made me cry tears of sadness as I became really invested… made me breathless with the stunning depiction of the scenery… I didn’t want it to end… an outstanding novel.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Sheer enjoyment from beginning to end… I really can’t praise this book enough – an extraordinary story… This will be my book of the year – and I recommend it very highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I absolutely loved this book and read it in around 24 hours!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Stunning… impossible to put down… There was so much I really loved… exceptional … unexpected twists… sheer perfection – I was entirely transported… This was one of those rare books that I found quite impossible to set aside until I’d reached its perfect end… Very highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐