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Before the Dawn by Emma Pass
About the Book
When everything you hold dear is torn apart by war, can love put you back together again?
It’s 1943, and the Second World War is raging. Ruby Mottram works for her local newspaper, the Bartonford Herald, typing up adverts and obituaries, whilst dreaming of a more exciting life.Between her shifts as an ARP warden and caring for her ailing father, the chance for escape doesn’t come often to Devon.Meanwhile, in America’s deep south, Sam Archer is hatching a plan to raise enough money to get his mother and sister away from his abusive stepfather. Using falsified documents to hide his age, he en lists with the U.S. Army.Two chance encounters bring Ruby and Sam together from opposite sides of the Atlantic, giving them the chance of love, hope and freedom from their troubled lives. But fate, in the shape of D-Dayand Omaha Beach, has other ideas.When their very lives are at risk, will their promise to wait for one another be what keeps them alive?
War, a word that right now I don’t like at all, but that sometimes creates the most impossible connections. Like in this story, where Sam and Ruby will meet thanks to the war but also will make their relationship difficult.
Sam and Ruby don’t have an easy life, so their relationship is like the “peace” they need to have faith and continue living. But, war will not make things easy for them, putting their relationship in strains in a way they never expected.
I have to admit how difficult it was to read the war scenes, just to think about it makes me want to cry!
This is a beautiful historical story, with romance and a war background, a way to make us remember that there’s always someone special waiting for you on every corner, you only have to have hope.
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About The Author
Emma Pass grew up in Surrey and has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first novel–a sequel to Jurassic Park–when she was 13 in maths lessons with her notebook hidden under her work. She previously worked as a library assistant and has published two novels for young adults and a non-fiction creative writing e-guide. In 2020 she was commissioned to create a poetry-film for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. She is now a full-time writer, creative writing teacher, editor and mentor. She has ME and, at the age of 40, was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. Emma lives in Derbyshire with her artist husband and a very naughty retired racing greyhound called Auburn. When she’s not writing she loves to read and knit (often at the same time).