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The Orchard Girls

The Orchard Girls

London, 2004. Growing up, Frankie didn’t always have it easy. But her life is firmly back on track these days and the memory of the painful rift with her beloved grandmother slowly fading. It’s not until their paths cross again, however, that Frankie realises the past is far from over. And more: that her grandmother harbours a devastating secret that could tear both of their lives apart.

Somerset, 1940. When seventeen-year-old Violet’s life is devastated by the London Blitz, she runs away to join the Women’s Land Army, wanting nothing more than to leave her grief behind. But as well as the terror of enemy air raids, the land girls at Winterbourne Orchards face a powerful enemy closer to home. Before long, their friendship and courage will be put to the test, on a night that must be kept secret for ever . . .


Intriguing, twisting… I loved it’ Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tuscan Contessa
‘An atmospheric and gripping read.’ My Weekly
‘A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets… BrilliantFabulous
‘Characters you won’t forget’ Sunday Express
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st July 2021

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781472260802


Praise for Nikola Scott: 'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant
A compelling family story... beautifully written... evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s
Sheila O'Flanagan
An emotional and involving story
Woman & Home
A satisfying tale with characters you wont forget
Sunday Express
A delightful debut about family and secrets
'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose'
Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
'Wonderful characters and a very moving storyline.'
'Thoughtful and beautifully written'
Daily Mail