The Judith Lennox Wartime Collection
Three compelling wartime novels in one omnibus edition
By Judith Lennox
This omnibus features three mesmerising novels set during the First and Second World Wars from acclaimed novelist Judith Lennox. Includes The Secret Years, The Shadow Child and All My Sisters.
The Judith Lennox Wartime Collection is an unforgettable omnibus of three mesmerising novels set during the First and Second World Wars: The Secret Years, The Shadow Child and All My Sisters. A beautiful collection of wartime novels not to be missed by fans of Katherine Webb, Lucinda Riley and Rachel Hore.
The Secret Years:
During the golden summer of 1914, four young people play in the gardens of Drakesden Abbey. When an ancient Blythe family heirloom disappears an uncontrollable chain of events is set in motion. The passions and enmities of the four friends intensifies in the passing years, and they have to experience tragedy and betrayal before the heirloom makes its reappearance and, with it, a new hope for the future.
The Shadow Child:
On the eve of the First World War, fourteen-year-old Alix Gregory is holidaying in France with the Lanchbury family. When two-year-old Charlie Lanchbury disappears whilst Alix is looking after him, she is blamed and cannot escape from the resulting fallout. Through her marriage and the birth of her son she finds happiness, yet she is haunted by the loss of her baby cousin. As the years pass and the world descends into the horrors of war once more, the question remains: will Charlie Lanchbury ever be found?
All My Sisters:
In the tumultuous years before the First World War, four sisters seek to fulfil their ambitions. Pretty Iris dreams of a grand marriage, quiet Marianne meets the love of her life, and passionate Eva longs for independence. Only Clemency, caring for her invalid mother, remains tied to the family home. Years pass and the war changes the lives of all the sisters as they endeavour to discover love at last.
Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.
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15 Dec 2016
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Praise for Judith Lennox: [A] wonderfully creative tale of how ordinary people across Britain and Europe lived through an extraordinary time... The characters are in many ways so normal, yet in other ways so unbelievably wonderful, in this gripping and heartfelt story — Newcastle Herald
Judith Lennox's writing is so keenly honest it could sever heartstrings — Daily Mail
Completely unputdownable... a lovely, entrancing book — New Books Magazine
A gripping and intelligent romance — Good Book Guide
A sensitive examination of love and loss by this master storyteller — Choice Magazine
Compelling storytelling — Woman & Home
A compelling novel... Lennox's prose is detailed but never overly dense and powerful when describing prosaic scenes — Sunday Express
A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters — Candis