> Skip to content
  • Published: 4 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241961520
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576


A gripping and emotional story from the bestselling author of Stolen

Third in the top-five bestselling, enthralling Belle series

London, 1939

Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish.

She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the world on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the Cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West End.

But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

  • Published: 4 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241961520
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576

About the author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley now lives just outside Bristol. She has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Find out more about Lesley and keep up to date with what she's been doing by following her on Twitter@LesleyPearse or by signing up for her regular newsletter at www.LesleyPearse.com

Also by Lesley Pearse

See all

Praise for Survivor

Lesley Pearse, No.1 bestselling author of The Promise and Belle is back with Survivor, the story of Mariette, a born fighter.

from the publisher's description

Evocative, compelling, told from the heart

Sunday Express

Utterly riveting, brilliant


Full of love, passion and heartbreak


Glorious, heartwarming

Woman & Home

Related titles