Her Secret Soldier

Julie Hartley

‘They’re making me do this. I don’t want to, but I don’t have a choice. Please believe me.’ As I look into his blue eyes, I feel in my heart that he’s telling the truth. But can I trust a German spy?

England, 1940. When Rose sees a parachute crash into the woods behind her house she rushes to help. Finding an injured young soldier, Rose’s first instinct is to care for him. As she pushes the hair back from his handsome face, Rose feels an instant connection. But when he speaks, her blood turns to ice.

His name is Walter, he’s German and he’s an involuntary spy. He wants to turn himself in, even if it means he’ll be executed. As the pair share stories of their hopes and dreams after the war is over and their feelings begin to deepen, Rose knows she has to do whatever she can to save Walter’s life. Hiding him in an abandoned cottage in the woods, Rose prays he will be safe.

But after hearing the Germans are planning a deadly attack, Walter disappears and Rose fears the worst. Has he been discovered by the British, or has he been taken by the Germans and shot for desertion? With her heart in pieces Rose must decide – if she really loves Walter, how much will she sacrifice to save his life?

  1. When Emma unexpectedly inherits a cottage in the middle of a forest from her Great Aunt Rose, she wonders how anyone could live in such isolation. Searching the house for clues about the aunt she never knew, she’s shocked to discover old bones carefully wrapped in cloth, hidden in the cellar. As Emma begins to unravel the connection to Rose, will everything she has ever known about her family change forever?

Her Secret Soldier is an utterly gripping and heartbreaking wartime novel about the power of love and sacrifice against all odds. Deeply moving, it will have fans of Fiona Valpy, Soraya Lane and Rhys Bowen enthralled from start to finish.

Readers love Her Secret Soldier:

One of the best historical fiction novels of the yearbeautiful… will have you turning the pages furiously trying to find out what will happen next. You will not predict the ending before it arrives. I loved it.’ rebeccaklove, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

One of the most beautiful novels I have read!Christian Novel Review, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely loved this heartwarming story.Stamperlady50, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Extraordinarystunning.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘So beautifully written and I just absolutely adored the main characters.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘Days later, I’m still thinking about Rose and her secret soldierCompelling… Thought-provoking.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Stayed with me for days.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Loved this one!Courtney Hunt, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️