Published by BookoutureDate Published: 14 May, 2020
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eBook ARC
Source: NetGalley, Bookouture
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She had to step outside and hold the paper up to the moonlight to read it, but when she was able to make out the words, her heart felt as if it would drop right out of her chest. Because the message was in German.
1944, London:When Lily meets enigmatic GI Matthew in war-torn London, she doesn’t expect to fall in love. While her sister starts a reckless affair with another GI, Lily tries to hide her growing feelings for Matthew.
But Matthew has a devastating secret. One that could change their lives forever.
Present day, USA:Abby lives a quiet life on an apple farm in Wisconsin. Tormented by survivor’s guilt after the tragic deaths of her mother and brother, Abby leaves the orchards as little as possible, keeping her life small, peaceful and safe… Until she is contacted by Englishman Simon Elliot, who arrives nursing a heartbreak of his own, and bearing a World War Two medal that he claims belonged to Abby’s grandfather.
Together they begin to piece together the heartbreaking story of their relatives’ war. But as the story brings Abby and Simon closer—tentatively beginning to lean on one another to heal—they uncover a dark secret from the past.
And like Lily and Matthew nearly eighty years before them, it will make Abby and Simon question whether you can ever truly trust someone, even when they have your heart…
A heartbreakingly powerful, epic love story about courage, friendship and broken trusts, Into the Darkest Day is an unforgettable story perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Kristin Hannah and The Notebook.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/NetGalley, Bookouture and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
I don’t often like dual timelines but this one….this one just blew me away. I absolutely fell in love with the story line, the characters, the writing style. Every single bit of this book was phenomenal.
I loved the way the author vividly portrayed the WWII era. It truly came to life for me. I felt every single raw emotion that these beautiful characters felt. The pain, the love, the intensity that feels each page is truly soul capturing.
If you love history, if you love attention to detail, if you love beautifully created characters then look no further than this captivating novel. This author’s work is some I won’t soon forget. I will be recommending this one with 4 stars and two thumbs up!