Two ambiguous relationships, generations apart, are ignited by the spark of the Spanish Civil War. Over time, old memories clouded by fear and shame force their way back into the light, although slowly, as one enigma is unlocked, another is summoned. Just how long can Maria stay true to a dream? Will Jacob remain ultimately loyal to the cause? Will the documents they carry to the British manage to alter the course of the war? And many years later, will the troubled Jess discover the truth, with or without the support of a charismatic former UN peacekeeper?
“An irresistibly readable book, whose narrative is compelling and intriguing, and whose characters are believable and skilfully drawn without recourse to conventional cliché. The whole thing is well-researched and authentic, and treated with eloquent compassion.”
– Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons