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Can the tide of war heal her broken heart? THE BRAND NEW THIRTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN

THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN

'The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love.' Clare Harvey

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Ellie Dean’s loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel.' Helen Carey
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Slapton Sands, 1943
War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted.

When Pauline Reilly hears Carol’s news she’s worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can’t help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy’s best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline’s fears.

As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol’s life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.

The THIRTEENTH fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).
Ellie's next novel - With a Kiss and a Prayer - is available to pre-order now in paperback and ebook.

'An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel.' Frost Magazine
‘Touching, poignant and warm storytelling’ Hair Past a Freckle Blog

‘Saga fans will love The Waiting Hours and I would definitely recommend buying it as soon as possible’ Shaz’s Book Blog

‘I just could not put it down’ Ginger Book Geek
‘The characters feel real and authentic’ Anne Bonny Book Blog

Reviews

THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN. Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted.

FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION

Full of atmosphere and period detail, The Waiting Hours gives a fascinating and very human background to the tragic events that took place at Slapton Sands in 1944. The individual stories of the many varied characters are woven together with a compassionate understanding of all the tumult and uncertainly of World War Two. I am sure Ellie Dean’s loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel, and even more delighted to be reacquainted with Peggy and Jim’s extended family at Beach View.

Helen Carey, author of the Lavender Road series

The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love.

Clare Harvey

An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel.

Frost Magazine

The Waiting Hours vividly portrays England during the Second World War, revealing the role ordinary women played behind the scenes. If you’ve enjoyed Dean’s wartime sagas so far, this should be next on your list.

CultureFly

Touching, poignant and warm storytelling

Hair Past a Freckle Blog

Saga fans will love The Waiting Hours and I would definitely recommend buying it as soon as possible

Shaz’s Book Blog

The characters feel real and authentic

Anne Bonny Book Blog

I just could not put it down

Ginger Book Geek

Ellie Dean is such a fabulous storyteller. She never fails to deliver and I greatly Look forward to the next instalment.

Mojo Mums

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784758103

    September 15, 2017

    Arrow

    560 pages

    RRP $26.00

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