For young couples like Ruth Madiewsky and Tom Phillips, the advent of the Second World War changes everything. So, when Tom proposes to Ruth during seven days leave, despite being only twenty, Ruth says yes. After all, who knows if they’ll ever see each other again? But after Tom goes back to the front Ruth doesn’t hear from him again.
Is he missing, presumed dead? Or has he just forgotten about her? Ruth is forced to get on with her life and finds herself enjoying attention from another. It is this temptation which threatens to alter Ruth’s life for ever, and, when, the war is finally over, she will find the battle for her own personal freedom and safety has just begun...
‘Perfect reading for nostalgia fans’ East Anglian Daily Times
‘From Victor Pemberton, the much-loved author of London war sagas, comes a new tale of life after the war… It is a moving account of what happens when the young man goes off to war leaving his fiancée behind to discover life for herself.’ Extract from PRIME TIME, Bournemouth, August 2002
‘A warm, poignant story.’ Plymouth Evening Herald, November 2002