Keep her secret
Keep her safe
On the 14th November 1940, Hitler’s bombs rain down on Coventry. From the rubble of a bombed-out family home, a young girl is saved … but at what cost?
This is a stunning and memorable page-turner of love, loss and resilience for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
As the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer's daughter, Elenor Cardew.
Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. But soon Elenor discovers that Hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose…
With Rose’s life in imminent danger, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, heroic Canadian pilot, Jackson St John. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love…and each other.
Readers LOVE The Secret Orphan:
‘Keeps you wanting to read into the small hours’ Lisa, Goodreads
‘The best and most beautiful book I've read in a long time’ Brid, Netgalley
‘Simply amazing’ Rikki-Doodlebug's Book Reviews
‘Captivated from beginning to end’ Jessyca, Goodreads
‘A gripping, page turner set in WWII … Loved it’ Amanda, Netgalley
‘A real page turner … You will find yourself in England during the war with a story that will stay with you’ Lou, Goodreads
‘A stunning novel and one that should be recommended’ Postcard Reviews
‘A must read for WWII historical fiction fans’ Lizbeth, Goodreads
‘One of my new favourite novels … I love everything about this story’ Ashley Murphy Reads
‘The depiction of wartime life in the Coventry bombings and on a Cornish farm were realistic and compelling’ Vivien Brown
‘A story that I will remember for a long time to come’ Shirley, Goodreads Reviewer
‘Loved every minute of this hard to put down book … highly recommend putting this on your reading list – especially if you love historical fiction and WWII’ Roxane, Goodreads
‘A must-read for anyone who loves historical fiction (especially World War II fiction) or romance’ Kindred Connection Reviews
About the author
Glynis Peters lives in the seaside town of Dovercourt-Harwich. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award.
When Glynis is not writing, she enjoys making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and looking after her gorgeous grandchildren.
The Secret Orphan is her first WW2 historical novel.