Time-slip novel set in GUERNSEY
A Daughter’s Promise
Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
Era(s): Wartime, 1940s and present day
From award-winning author, Ann Bennett comes a captivating story of love and loss during WW2.
A daughter’s promise to her dying father uncovers wartime secrets that cast dark shadows over three generations…
In 2015, 90-year old Grace Summers receives some old sketches– the work of her deceased husband, Jack. One sketch is of a beautiful Indian woman in a street in Kuala Lumpur. This brings back bitter-sweet memories of the 1940s, when Grace met and married Jack, whose world had been torn apart by his time as a prisoner of
war in Burma.
In 1988, Grace’s daughter, Louise, embarks on a journey to Burma to fulfil a promise she made to Jack on his death-bed. She meets a young Burmese man, Zeya, an activist, and gets caught up in pro-democracy demonstrations, with tragic consequences.
In 2015, Louise and her daughter Eve, retrace Louise’s steps to Myanmar, to research Jack’s wartime experiences and to search for the girl in his sketch. But they are unprepared for the long-buried secrets their journey will unearth…
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