Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Survivor

by Lesley Pearse

Part of the Belle Series

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on Survivor

The third in the Belle series but you really do not need to have read the earlier two. This follows Mari from New Zealand to London on the brink of World War Two. She has loved before her journey, loves again on board ship and eventually, through the Blitz and much trauma, ends up in Lyme Regis. Here she is recruited by MI5 and off she goes again, now into France to escort wounded airmen and Jews back to England. Through much drama and incident we do get to the end of the war in a riveting read. Lesley Pearse really is very good.

Sarah Broadhurst

Survivor Synopsis

Lesley Pearse, No.1 bestselling author of The Promise and Belle is back with Survivor, the story of Mariette, a born fighter. It is 1938 and headstrong eighteen-year-old Mari Carrera leaves a gossipy small town in rural New Zealand aboard the SS Rimutaka. Rather too careless with her reputation, Mari is bound for the bustling anonymity of London - but she is all too willing to be seduced by the temptations of the glittering West End. Until war comes and snatches it all away. As the Blitz rains death on London, Mari's life is blown apart. Lost and alone in the burning West End, she learns that to endure this war she must find the strength, selflessness and compassion locked within her. And soon this born survivor must risk everything - putting her life on the line for others. From internationally bestselling author, Lesley Pearse, Survivor is a story of bravery and love. Utterly riveting, brilliant . (Closer). Characters it is impossible not to care about . (Daily Mail). Full of love, passion and heartbreak . (Best). Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over five million copies worldwide. Her sixteen most recent books, including Forgive Me, The Promise, and Belle are huge bestsellers and available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and three grandchildren.

Survivor Press Reviews

Evocative, compelling, told from the heart -  Sunday Express

 

Utterly riveting, brilliant  - Closer

 

Full of love, passion and heartbreak  - Best

If you loved this, you might like these...

Fairytale
Damaged
The Duchess
Against All Odds

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241961520
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780718159054
Publication date: 13/02/2014
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241961520
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Lesley Pearse
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide and include most recently Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Her new novel The Woman in the Wood  is a powerful, passionate and sinister tale of a young woman's courage, friendship and determination. Author Photo © Charlotte Murphy

More About Lesley Pearse

More Books By Lesley Pearse

Cover for The Woman in the Wood  by Lesley Pearse
Cover for The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse
Cover for Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse
View All Books By Lesley Pearse

Share this book