January 26, 2020

#BookTour: The Outcast Girls by Shirley Dickson






Synopsis: An utterly heartbreaking tale of two young girls, worlds apart, who are thrown together when they have lost everything. Fans of Wives of WarBefore We Were Yours and Diney Costeloe will absolutely love this poignant and moving World War Two novel. 

England, 1937: After a devastating childhood at Blakely Hall Orphanage, fifteen-year-old Sandra is released. She finds work as a housemaid, finally able to put her past behind her. But the start of World War Two throws the country into turmoil, and her brother Alf is sent away to fight, leaving her completely alone. 

Germany, 1939: Eleven-year-old Frieda is about to board a ship bound for England with her brother, Kurt. Life at home is perilous, with synagogues set alight and innocent lives lost to the Nazis. They have no choice but to flee, with only their identity cards and a small suitcase. But at the last moment, as Frieda stands on the deck crammed with frightened children, she spots her brother jumping off, back to land. 

England, 1943: Joining the Land Army, Sandra is sent to a farm in the remote countryside where she meets evacuee Frieda. The girls are grappling with their own tragedies – Sandra fretting over whether Alf, flying a bomber in the heavens, will see tomorrow, and Frieda distraught that Kurt abandoned her, uncertain whether he is alive. 

Sandra and Frieda form a friendship that sees them through the darkest of days, but in times of war heartbreak is always just around the corner. Will the girls ever be reunited with their loved ones? And will the relationships they have fostered amidst the terror of war survive? 


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Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: This book will pull out your heart as you read this story.  I love stories about empowerment and I just couldn't put this one down. I loved every page and I went through an entire box of tissues before I was done.  You will keep turning the pages until the very end because you just won't be able to put it down at all.  








Shirley Dickson is breaking readers’ hearts all over the world: 
‘I was gripped from the very first page… It was heartbreaking… I smiled through these happy times with them but also shed tears… I could not put it down… Will undoubtedly pull at your heartstrings. Just make sure you have a box of tissues ready!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars 

Absolutely fabulous… Had me hooked from the very first page… Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions and had me in tears by the end of the book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 

I absolutely loved it!... An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and loss amidst the horror of war... Will tug at your heartstrings... Will have you reaching for the tissues... Wonderful.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 

‘A beautifulstory! Had me in tears from the very beginning. I couldn't put this one down.’ A Book With Review, 5 stars 

Outstanding... I absolutely loved this superb page-turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 

Make sure you have tissues handy… The story is heartbreaking… Worthy of 5* and more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 

Promises to keep you turning the pages as your heart attempts not to break.









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