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Preview — Night Sky by Clare Francis
Nan, a widow whose family has flown the nest, is an independent free-spirited woman who couldn't care less what people think about her living alone in her beloved house. But when she discovers the money is running out she decides to rent out rooms for the summer.
People start moving into the house, filling it with noise, laughter and tears. Among them is Daniel, a recently...more
I was pleasantly surprised. This is a wonderful book. It's a little hard to get in to at first because it starts off introducing the character you end up hating and it's just a little vulgar to start. Once the book introduces it's other characters (including Julie) you will be hooked. The plot is set during WWII and follows the stories of several characters eventually bringing them all together in the end.
The writing is wonderful and the narrator was great to listen ...more
A really gripping war story, with shades of Neville Chute, Sebastian Faulks & others; a REALLY good read
A good WWII thriller. Francis does well to interweave the stories of three people across 10 tempestuous years in European history. Her characters are very real and I found myself drawn into their lives....
Three more thrillers followed, Red Crystal (1985), Wolf Winter (1987) and Requiem (1991), which was published in the U.S. as The Killing Winds. Her first crime novel, Deceit was published in 1993, and dram ...more