Friday, May 5, 2017

Spotlight on Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse

Publisher: Penguin
Pub. Date: May 4th, 2017
Pages: 512

Genre: Historical Fiction

Two very different women, one unlikely friendship. In the chaos of war-torn Britain, can any relationship survive?

Dead to Me is a story about loyalty, love and the strength of friendship in the face of adversity, from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse.

Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there's an instant affinity between them, and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardships they face.

As Britain prepares for war, Ruby finds herself in Devon with the world at her feet and enjoying her first taste of romance. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Verity is forced to leave behind everything she has ever known and a shadow from the past threatens her chances of a new beginning. But through it all, the girls are always there for each other. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby's heart.

In a country torn apart by fighting, will Verity and Ruby survive long enough to find a way back to each other? Or do some betrayals go with you to the grave . . .?

Praise for Lesley Pearse's Novels

"Glorious, heart-warming" Woman & Home

"Quintessential Lesley Pearse that will delight her army of readers" Daily Mail

"Full of love, passion and heartbreak" Best 

"Another superb tale" The Sun

"Epic romantic drama…4 stars" Heat

"Evocative, compelling, told from the heart" Sunday Express

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About the Author

Lesley Pearse is a global No.1 bestseller with fans across the world and sales of over 10 million copies of her books to date. A true storyteller and master of the gripping storyline, Lesley introduces us to characters that are impossible not to care about or forget. There is no formula to her books or easily defined genre and, whether historical drama like the No.1 bestseller, Belle or the emotionally powerful Trust Me based on the true-life scandal of British child migrants sent to Australia in the post-war period, she engages the reader completely. The author of 24 incredible novels, Lesley’s previous novel, Without a Trace, was another No.1 bestseller.

Dead to Me follows the fortunes of characters Ruby and Verity from the 1930s through WWII and features many places of importance to Lesley including her childhood haunts in Hither Green, SE London and Babbacombe, Torquay where she lives now.
You can connect with Lesley on Twitter.

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