The Walls We Build, by Jules Hayes
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- Paperback: 462 pages
- Publisher: Jukebox Publishing (March 18, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9781916338005
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Three Friends. Two Secrets. One Hidden Life.
Disastrous choices and heartbreaking consequences, but a love that endures a lifetime.
Growing up around Winston Churchill’s country estate in Kent, Frank, Florence and Hilda are inseparable, but when Frank marries Hilda for duty rather than love, the three friends’ lives fragment.
As WW2 begins to cast its menacing shadow Frank goes on to make other catastrophic choices - the repercussions of which will leave a tragic legacy.
For over fifty years Florence has been the keeper of Frank’s secrets, but soon after his death in 2002 she writes to his grandson, Richard, hinting at his family’s troubled past. Richard digs further and unearths disturbing secrets that not only haunted his grandad, but will impact on him too.
When a pivotal encounter between Frank and Churchill during WW2 is revealed and a mystery relative in a psychiatric hospital discovered, how much more does Florence dare disclose about her and Frank? And is Richard ready to hear?
Spanning three generations comes a multi-layered and sumptuously atmospheric story showing how - sometimes - the only way forward is through the past.
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"Passion, intrigue and family secrets drive this complex wartime relationship drama. A page-turner." #1 bestselling author, Nicola May.
"A compelling story of friendship and the secrets we keep for generations. The poignant and moving narrative had me enthralled." Critically acclaimed autor, Sarah/Rhiannon Ward.
"Jules Hayes has written an exceptional cross-genre novel that will appeal to all readers. Simply outstanding." The Book Magnet.
'A pacey well-written narrative that keeps the pages turning. There is something about this book that plants into the reader's mind, and roots it there long after the last page.' Author, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt.
"Fascinating historical fiction. A story entwined with real-life facts relating to Winston Churchill's household at Chartwell." Glynis Peters - International bestselling author
"An absorbing story of injustice and family secrets set against a vividly-drawn wartime backdrop, although an intriguing present day mystery too, skilfully encompassing echoes from the past. The finest of storytelling, an absolutely enthralling read - I unreservedly loved it." Anne Williams, Being Anne Book Blog and RNA Media Star 2019.