I Can't Wait for... The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #wwfiction #histfiction #newbook #mustread @Bookclubbish @HarlequinBooks

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

I first saw this book coming up for a tour with Harlequin and was immediately intrigued by the cover since I generally love books revolving around WWI and WWII. There's just something about the heroism, bravery and contrast of good versus evil (from both sides). I also loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and enjoy books similar to it. This summary touched my heart on its own, so I'm expecting to very much enjoy reading this story. It's my pick this week...

The Girl from the Channel Islands
A WWII Novel
By Jenny Lecoat
Adult Historical Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
February 2, 2021 by Graydon House


“Unforgettable” —Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author
“Riveting” —Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author
“Harrowing” —Noelle Salazar, bestselling author
“Cinematic” —Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife
“Captivating” —Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II.

Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces—the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish—a fact that could mean deportation, or worse.

With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy.

Vividly recreating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love. 

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Will you be reading this one?

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