In England in the 1930s, eighteen-year-old Helen Carstairs braves the prejudice of friends and family to marry Heine, a young German photographer who has fled the growing horror of the Nazis. But the storm clouds are gathering in Europe. When fighting breaks out Heine is interned, their small son is evacuated and Helen is left to face the Blitz alone. And the agony of war threatens to divide a family already tormented by conflicting passions of loyalty, shame, betrayal - and love.
AT THE BREAK OF DAY
1946, and after the trauma of war, Rosie Norton faces a bright future in America. Evacuated in 1939 she escaped the streets of London to a new world in Pennsylvania. Then at the age of sixteen, she is called home to a Britain bruised by war and still suffering the hardships that America knows nothing about.