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An Act of Love

An Act of Love

Author(s): Carol Drinkwater

Location(s): Alpes-Maritimes

Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1943 WW2

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France, 1943.

Forced to flee war ravaged Poland, Sara and her parents are offered refuge in a beautiful but dilapidated house in the French Alps. It seems the perfect hideaway, despite haunting traces of the previous occupants who left in haste.

But shadows soon fall over Sara’s blissful summer, and her blossoming romance with local villager Alain. As the Nazis close in, the family is forced to make a harrowing choice that could drive them apart forever, while Sara’s own bid for freedom risks several lives . . .

Will her family make it through the summer together?
And can she hold onto the love she has found with Alain?

By turns poignant and atmospheric, this is the compelling new novel from Sunday Timesbestselling author Carol Drinkwater about the power of first love and courage in our darkest hours.

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Author: Tina Hartas

This was TripFiction’s BOOK OF THE MONTH June 2021 Summer is coming in a small village in the Alpes-Maritimes, where a young Jewish woman, Sara, has landed in 1943 with her parents. She is...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021