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The Hour Before Dawn by Sara MacDonald
  

The Hour Before Dawn

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This is an original paperback, there is no hardback. A glorious rich, multi-generational, family saga set in 70’s Singapore and present day New Zealand. Full of mystery, tragedy, incident and drama, it is good, old-fashioned storytelling at its best.

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The Hour Before Dawn by Sara MacDonald

Singapore in the 1970s. A handsome army officer falls in love with the young daughter of his captain. Although she is determined to become a ballerina, Fleur falls deeply for David and abandons her aspirations to become an army wife and mother. After their first blissfully happy years together, tragedy strikes and Fleur is left widowed with her young twin daughters, Nikki and Saffie. Grief-stricken, she prepares to take her daughters back to England – and then one of them mysteriously vanishes, without a trace.

New Zealand, present day. Nikki Montrose, pregnant, is still haunted by the disappearance of her twin sister. Unable to reconcile with her mother, the ghosts of the past haunt her dreams. Fleur’s impending visit forces her to confront her fears. Then when her mother goes missing en route, Nikki must journey to Singapore and attempt a reconciliation. But what they discover back in Port Dickson will send shockwaves through the entire family.

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Praise for 'The House Before Dawn


'An absorbing exploration of lives lived in a circumference of loss'
Impact News

'An intense, emotionally charged novel'
Yorkshire Evening Press

'A riveting read'
Yours magazine

'Intriguing and thoroughly readable'
Woman

About the Author

Sara Macdonald has written all her life but only published now. She has been an army wife, living all over the world, and now lives in Cornwall.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2005

Author

Sara MacDonald

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www.saramacdonald.co.uk/

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (b Format)
354 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007194292

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