Sisters, Secrets and Bravery: Read Our Review of Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

Sisters, Secrets and Bravery: Read Our Review of Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

France, 1944.

Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the war.

Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.

Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.

And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.

Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Helene knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But bravery comes at a cost, and soon the sisters’ lives become even more perilous as they fight for what is right. And secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear…

The first in an epic new series from the #1 Sunday Times bestseller, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…

Daughters of War is one of those books you pick up when you just need some pure escapism. Dinah Jefferies writes about the French countryside like she’s been living there her whole life. From the old cottage to the beautiful sweeping gardens, the whole town feels like something out of a fairy-tale. Yet while this town might feel idyllic at first, it’s not long before the war creeps in and changes everything…

At its heart, Daughters of War is a story of sisterhood. All three sisters struggle throughout the novel, but it’s how they rely on each other that gives the story so much humanity. Jefferies conveys the dynamic between the sisters so clearly and with so much emotion, that I found myself invested in their relationship from page one.

Daughters of War is the start of a sweeping new series that explores sisterhood, hope, and bravery in the war-torn countryside of France. This is a stunning page-turner you won’t be able to put down.

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        Publisher details

        Daughters of War
        Author
        Dinah Jefferies
        Publisher
        HarperCollins
        Genre
        Fiction
        Released
        01 September, 2021
        ISBN
        9780008458706

        Synopsis

        The first book in the sweeping new historical series from th No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. France, 1944. Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the war. Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening. Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost. And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free. Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Hélène knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear. The first in an epic new series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…
        Dinah Jefferies
        About the author

        Dinah Jefferies

        Dinah Jefferies is the author of the international bestseller, The Tea-Planter’s Wife. Born in Malaysia, she moved to England at the age of nine. When she began writing novels, deeply influenced by her Eastern childhood, she was able to return there on annual research trips for each new novel. With her most recent bestseller, her seventh novel The Tuscan Contessa, she has moved to writing about a European setting for the first time and continues that in this new series. She is published in 28 languages and over 30 countries.

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