The Prisoner's Wife (Hardback)Maggie Brookes (author)
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'A deeply moving and compelling read, The Prisoner's Wife tells of an epic journey, not only across war-torn countries but deep into the heart of what it is to be human. Beautifully written ... a heart-rending story beautifully told.' JUDITH ALLNAT, author of The Poet's Wife and The Silk Factory
Their love is a death sentence. But can it keep them alive?
Czechoslovakia, 1944. In the dead of night, a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Secretly married and on the run, Bill and Izabela are searching for Izabela's brother and father, who are fighting for the Czech resistance. They know their luck will not last.
Captured by the German army, it seems they must be separated - but they have prepared for this moment. By cutting her hair and pretending to be mute, Izabela successfully disguises herself as a British soldier. Together, they face the terrible conditions of a POW camp, reliant on the help of their fellow POWs to maintain their fragile deception.
Their situation is beyond dangerous. If Izabela is discovered, she and Bill - and all the men who helped them - will face lethal consequences.
A debut novel set in war-torn Czechoslovakia amid the extreme privations of a prisoner of war camp. Based on a true story, passion, heroism and a love that transcends overwhelming odds.
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
The Prisoner's Wife is a powerful love story that exquisitely depicts the courage and strength of the human spirit in the face of the tremendous cost of war...A wonderful book! * Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author The Last Train to Key West *
A powerful page-turner... Based a breathtaking true story, the novel explores the indomitability of one woman's spirit, and offers a unique perspective on a lesser-seen side of war. * Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of Lady Clementine *
You will be spellbound by this stellar debut. So richly imbued with sensory details you'll be feeling every anguished moment and every golden ray of hope. What a beautifully wrought tribute to the real prisoner's wife, wherever she may be. * Susan Meissner, Bestselling author of The Last Year of the War *
The phenomenal story of an incomparably brave and formidable woman, this is perhaps the most unique World War II story I've ever read...Romantic, perfectly observed, inspiring, and thrilling - The Prisoner's Wife is impossible to put down - and when I did, I was teary-eyed. A complete winner. * Sarah-Jane Stratford, Author of Red Letter Days *
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