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In the final days of World War II, Catherine Hastings meets the man she wants to marry. Flight surgeon Jonathan Brandon isn't just handsome - he's everything Catherine could hope for in her betrothed. But her dream of a happily ever after is shattered when Jonnie vanishes before their wedding, leaving Catherine bereft, broken-hearted, and with a lifetime of unanswered questions.

Arthur Howard is smitten with the lovely Catherine the moment he sees her. He's certain he's found the woman he wants to marry. Yet behind Catherine's sparkling green eyes is a haunted look - the look of a woman who has known loss. Can he love a woman who still grieves the loss of her fiance? Arthur must find answers to the mystery surrounding the man Catherine intended to marry. What he discovers is a truth far stranger than fiction.

©2017 Morgan O'Neill (P)2018 Tantor

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Good idea but something missing

I like the innocence in this novel, and was a bit disappointed because it became a bit of a chick novel dressed up as a mystery. It’s a bit like some of those Diana gaBoldon Jamie Fraser novels, really sexual fantasies for middle-aged women.and over romanticised having said that the basic semblance of the story was good, it may be the first novel, there was a bit too many red herrings and pathways in the novel that would really relevant to the story i.e. the flick knife, the going to the pictures, a lot of those things that is to say Parts didn’t really contribute to the total story. And it would’ve been good to know bit more about Johnnys experience in the novel.

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  • Lynda
  • 16-08-2020

I hope you start this first

this is book .05, start here, then go to book 1. it's where it all begins and it continues. well written and verbally displayed. love the storyline, glad it continues, the characters you hear about, well... you start getting attached.

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  • sharon charles
  • 26-09-2020

reader listen to this one first!

I absolutely loved this series and would love more like this. well done! Thank you

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  • VanwaGirl18
  • 05-07-2020

Good story for the beginning of series

Story is good and kept my attention until the very end. Now ready to listen to next in series!! The narrator was good and pleasant voice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-2020

Beautiful story, tastefully written

I loved both the book and Ms Brook’s performance. The details are plentiful and authentic, and I love to hear how much and, more precisely, how little has changed in the time since the end of the Second World War. What a treat. I unknowingly listened to the sequel first so it was a thrill to find this ‘prequel’. Thank you ladies. It gave me mor insight into my mother’s world as a 21 year old, marring a doctor in 1946.

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  • Mark Mac
  • 05-02-2019

Interesting concept Terribly Read.

Did not enjoy as the person that read the story could not do an accent had. No feeling in her words and just left me frustrated 😞 and as flat as her voice... I love time travel stories. But I did not like this, as it only got interesting in the epilogue... So do not bother save your credit .. 🚽

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