A love bigger than a war. A beautiful woman lost. A mystery unsolved ... until now.
2000: The wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border. The aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. Was she a German spy who faked her own death, as the Kremlin claims? Her lover, Valentin Orlov, now a highly-decorated general, refuses to believe it. Lily, a young Australian woman, has moved to Moscow to escape from tragedy.
She becomes fascinated by the story of Natalya, and when she meets an elderly woman who claims to know the truth behind the rumours, Lily is drawn deeper into the mystery. From the pomp and purges of Stalin's Russia through the horrors of war and beyond - secrets and lies, enduring love and terrible betrayal, sacrifice and redemption all combine in this sweeping saga from Belinda Alexandra.
About the Author
Belinda Alexandra is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Australian father. She has lived in New York, California and Melbourne and has a Masters degree in Creative Writing and a BA in Asian Studies. She currently lives in Sydney and is studying French and ballroom dancing.
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Comments about Sapphire Skies:
My book group read this book. We were all disappointed in it. Despite a very good plot & graphic descriptions of the horrors inflicted by Hitler & Stalin, it failed to affect me. Character development was poor. The men were all handsome & charming. The women were all beautiful & brave. It felt like a Mills & Boon novel.
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st April 2014