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Daughters of War

by Dinah Jefferies

Historical fiction

Daughters of War Synopsis

The first book in a brand new sweeping historical series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. Available to pre-order now! France, 1944.



Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the war.


Helene, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.


Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.


And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.


Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Helene knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But bravery comes at a cost, and soon the sisters' lives become even more perilous as they fight for what is right. And secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear...


The first in an epic new series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780008427023
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 544 pages
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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Dinah Jefferies Press Reviews

Praise for Dinah Jefferies:

'My ideal read; mystery, love, heart-break and joy - I couldn't put it down' - Santa Montefiore


'A stunning story of love and loyalty in wartime ... I read breathlessly as she led them through such terrible tragic events' - Rachel Hore, bestselling author of Last Letter Home


'The sights, smells and atmosphere of Ceylon are beautifully depicted. This is Dinah Jefferies at her best' - Lucinda Riley - bestselling author of The Seven Sisters


'A gorgeous, captivating tale full of emotion' Liz Robinson, LoveReading


'I was gripped, moved and utterly in thrall to this deeply emotional and compelling tale' - Kate Furnivall


'A captivating and powerful read of wartime friendships and gorgeous locations' Women's Weekly


'I loved the period atmosphere of this book, and the sense of a vanished time' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club


'I love Dinah Jefferies' novels for the way they conjure up exotic countries at turning points in their history...a fast-moving, gripping story, that will keep you guessing till the last pages' Gill Paul - author of The Secret Wife


'Dinah has an infallible ability to draw us into deliciously exotic worlds ... A wonderfully compelling, immersive read with characters that stay with you long afterwards' - Liz Trenow

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About Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, lived in a commune and exhibited work as an artist. Dinah's first novel,The Separation, was published by Viking in 2014; The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel. She is a contributor to the Guardian and other newspapers and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband. Dinah Jefferies is our Putting Authors in the Picture feature for March 2019. Click here to read more about her author journey on our blog.

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