This is a sequel to Louisa Elliott, which was inspired by the diary of a young First World War soldier from Yorkshire, and was a big success in both hardcover and paperback. On leave from his ship, Stephen Elliott meets his cousin Zoe, and they become involved a search for the Elliotts’ past.  At the centre of their researches emerges Liam, eldest son of Louisa Elliott. The story takes us through the First World War including Gallipoli and the Somme. From old letters, photos and a wartime diary, a forbidden relationship is discovered.

“A family saga full of warmth and emotion, but never mawkish, this is a splendid piece of storytelling – about the loss of innocence and a love which endures. Highly recommended.”

Tim Manderson