In 1943, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful Tuscan villa is upturned by the arrival of German soldiers. Desperate to fight back, she agrees to shelter a wounded British radio engineer in her home, knowing that she is putting all of their lives at risk. When Maxine, an Italian-American working for the resistance, arrives on Sofia's doorstep, the pair forge an uneasy alliance. Before long, the two women find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis. Will they be discovered? And will they both be able to save the ones they love?
|Publisher||Penguin Audio; 2020|
BEFORE THE RAINS
1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, journalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When she is sent to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace she will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following her heart...
THE MISSING SISTER
Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home, a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma. Then she finds an old newspaper clipping in her parents' belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira. Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had. Is her sister really dead? Or could there be a chance Belle might find her?
Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. Where is her husband Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Panic stricken, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find them through the hot and civil-war-torn Malayan jungle - one that only the power of a mother's love can help her to survive.
THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER
1952, French Indochina. After her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But when Nicole is awakened to the corruption of the militant rebels who want to end French rule, her own family's involvement shocks her to the core...
THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE
Nineteen-year-old Gwen Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Burying a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done? Richard & Judy Bookclub.