Publication date: January 11, 2022
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Paperback: 351 Pages
From the bestselling author of The Last Correspondent comes the powerful story of three brave women who go to war―and end up fighting for their lives.
Sicily, 1943. Three American women, all nurses in the Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron, are determined to do all they can for their country. Vita is fun-loving, Dot shy and sweet-natured, and Evelyn practical and determined, but for all their differences, a life of military service pulls the three together as firm friends.
When they’re selected for a daring mission, the women are proud to play their part. But disaster strikes when their plane crash-lands behind enemy lines in occupied Albania. Together with twenty-three other medics, they find themselves trapped, cut off from all communication with the squadron, and in terrifying and unimaginable danger.
As days and nights pass without hope of rescue, the group must travel on foot across unfamiliar terrain thick with Nazis and their violent local allies. Can Evelyn, Vita, and Dot survive the perilous journey through enemy territory―and finally find their way home?
About the author
Soraya M. Lane is the author of historical and contemporary women’s fiction, and her novel Wives of War was an Amazon Charts bestseller. Soraya lives on a small farm in her native New Zealand with her husband, their two young sons, and a collection of four-legged friends.
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For The Secrets We Left Behind
“Gripping…Soraya M. Lane’s exquisitely told tale of perseverance will hold your heart.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London
“Brimming with tension and page-turning drama.” —Eoin Dempsey, author of The Longest Echo
“A story of trust, friendship, and love tested under the most frightening of circumstances—a page-turner, start to finish.” —Peggy Lampman, bestselling author of The Promise Kitchen and The Welcome Home Diner
“The Secrets We Left Behind…kept me absorbed until the emotional, rewarding, uplifting end. I loved this novel!” —Carol Mason, Amazon Charts bestselling author of After You Left and Little White Secrets