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Home to the Hills

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After the Second World War, Ellen and her daughter Netta make the journey from Germany back to Scotland. Nestled in the hills is the farm where Ellen grew up. She hasn't been back in twenty-six years, after leaving her home to be with the only man she's ever loved. She is still haunted by her memories... and the secrets she dare not share with anyone.

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Published March 19th 2020 by Aria
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Ellen left the Scottish Highlands after the first war and her husbands death the war had changed him, and she had developed feelings for a German POW who was posted near the farm she lived at to build a reservoir. Taking her daughters, she fled to Germany to be with Josef, a German Jew that she never forgot. While her daughter Netta doesnt really remember her biological father, shes determined to help her mother through the next big change in their lives: returning to the Scottish Highlands ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
A tender and touching post-war saga set in Scotland that will touch the heart and bring a tear to the eye, Home to the Hills is the gripping new historical novel by Dee Yates.

In 1945, the Second World War is finally over. People all over the world have experienced their fair share of loss and heartache and are now picking up the broken and shattered fragments of their lives. For many, the end of the war is a time of renewal and starting over and that is certainly the case for Ellen who,
Jane Hunt
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At the end of 'A Last Goodbye', Ellen decides, after the death of her husband Tom, to follow her love, an ex-prisoner of war in WW1, to his native Germany. I looked back to my review and noted I thought Ellen's new life deserved a sequel, and this is it.

'Home to the Hills' is set predominately at the end of WW2. Ellen and her daughter return to the place of her birth to a make a new life, after suffering the atrocities of the war. Like with the first book, a different minor storyline, is also
Grace J Reviewerlady
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A wonderfully warm saga and a real eye-opener to life following the second world war.

Ellen is a Scotswoman; along with her daughter Netta she makes her way back to her home country after being interred in Germany. Making her way back to the place of her birth they receive some bad news but are made very welcome. Having travelled with next to nothing, Netta needs to work to provide for them and soon makes herself useful on the farm . . .

The author obviously writes about areas she is familiar with
Karen Kingston
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Head of Zeus and Aria Fiction and NetGalley for a digital review copy of Home to the Hills - my thoughts are my own.

This book is actually a sequel to A Last Goodbye, but I was able to enjoy reading this book without having read the first book.

The book is set in post World World 2 Europe - primarily Scotland but we also visit England, plus flashbacks to Germany.

Ellen and her daughter Netta return to Scotland after the war ends after losing their loved ones. They carve a new life,
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