“I laughed. I cried. Such an awesome book!”

“I laughed. I cried. Such an awesome book!”

In 1950, parents sent their single unwed daughters to live in houses of shame as some called it. Forced to give up their babies in closed adoptions, these women had to go on, some living for decades without knowing what happened to their children. When seventeen-year-old Betty Hamilton is dropped off at Dartmouth Home for [...]

“Emotional and gripping. I cried and laughed.”

“Emotional and gripping. I cried and laughed.”

After France surrenders to the Nazis, all eyes turn to the Channel Islands off the coast. Knowing the Germans could invade their quiet home the resident children of Guernsey are evacuated. Among them are Amelia Ashton, and her older sister Evelyn. The promise to stay safe. Forced onto the boat by her older sister, seventeen-year-old [...]