Lesley Pearse returns with Survivor, the stunning third instalment in the Belle series.
Mariette Carrera is a defiant and strong-willed seventeen-year-old. Her doting parents, Belle and Etienne, fear for her reputation in their small, gossipy New Zealand hometown. So, with the world on the brink of war, Mari leaves home on the SS Rimutaka, bound for London.
Armed with the freedom she's longs for since childhood, Mari quickly falls for Morgan, the handsome cockney steward on board ship. But once she reaches London, there are other temptations.
Mari loves her new life, sophisticated friends and adoring aunt and uncle. Caught up in a whirl of dances and parties in the flittering West End, and earning her own money as a typist, finally she feels she is mistress of her own future.
Until it is all snatched away by the war.
As London endures the blitz, Mari's new life is blown apart. Forced from her loving new home, she ends up alone in the East End, worlds away from the glamorous London she knows. But there, amidst the destruction and despair, she finds the chance to make a difference. the only way that Mari can survive this war is to fight, with all the strength, selflessness and compassion with her . . . and only then will she find true happiness.
Because Mari is a survivor . . .
About the Author
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over five million copies worldwide. Her fifeen most recent books, including The Promise and Belle are huge bestsellers and available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren.
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 29th January 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 23.3