A Child Far from Home

Lizzie Page

‘I couldn’t stop reading… A corker! Heartbreaking… Dazzling… Best read with a great big box of tissues… Wonderful… Hard to forget… Outstanding.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

England 1939. I desperately push my way through the crowded platform and try to find my darling daughter’s face in the fogged-up windows. As the train pulls away I frantically wave and force a smile. I’m sending her away to protect her but it’s only ever been the two of us. My heart breaks at not knowing when I’ll see her again…

With the country on the brink of war, single mother Jean embraces her ten-year-old daughter, Valerie, before she puts her on a train to Somerset alongside hundreds of other evacuees. Jean promises Valerie that the war won’t last long and that they’ll be together again soon. But as the bombing gets closer to home, she realises this might be a promise she can’t keep…

Wrenched away from her mother and everything familiar, little Valerie soon discovers that life in the countryside isn’t as idyllic as she first thought. Every night she dreams of returning home to the arms of her mother. But when she learns her old street has been devastated by the Blitz, it’s like her heart is torn in two. With no home to go to, where does this little girl belong?

Meanwhile in London, the chaos of war has unearthed a heartbreaking secret from Jean’s past she has kept hidden from Valerie for years. A secret that has the power to keep them apart forever.

With their old life in tatters, and hundreds of miles between them, will this mother and daughter ever be reunited? And if they are, will Jean’s secret change Valerie’s life forever – and will Jean lose the only person she has left in the world?

A heartbreaking historical novel set in World War Two that will have you completely gripped. Perfect for fans of Diney Costeloe, Shirley Dickson and Sandy Taylor.

Readers love A Child Far from Home:

Emotional and heartbreakingly good… Oh this book from once again this amazing writer will break your heart in two… This author and her style of writing always makes me cry not just sad tears but also many happy tears too. I loved reading this book… it’s unique, one of a kind, and specialHave to give it 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartbreaking and heartwarmingHad me from the first page to the last. I could not lay it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have been unable to put this book down. It was heartbreakingly detailed and often took my breath away… beautifully written… emotional… and did bring a tear to my eye.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-wrenchingI found myself staying up late reading into the night just to find out what would become of these very endearing characters. This story will have you captivated… Lizzie Page has written another wonderful historical fiction that will capture the hearts and minds of readers.’ The Retired Book Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘You will not want to miss out on this compelling, heartbreaking story. I could not put it down.’ @sheilasenchantedbookshelf, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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