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What Was Rescued by [Bailey, Jane]
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Length: 386 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From the Editor

The truth is a powerful thing, and a secret is just a truth waiting to be revealed. This thought tumbled through my head while reading Jane Bailey’s stunning new book. With tender, intricate portrayals of characters at its heart, this story delves into the emotional memories uncovered when a past betrayal is brought to light.

What Was Rescued begins as a group of young evacuees leave England to escape the horrors of World War II. Cocooned in supposed safety on their way to a new life in Canada, the group desperately try to survive when things go horribly wrong and their ship sinks.

Years later, as we follow Dora, Arthur and Pippa along their individual paths, long-buried memories resurface. Engrossed by their separate struggles, I was repeatedly struck by the notion that a single event could have such long-lasting repercussions, binding this group together no matter where their lives might take them. What Was Rescued reminded me of the exquisite power and damaging aftershocks caused by keeping long-held secrets. That is the genius of what Jane has done here—this novel is elegant and heartbreaking in equal measure.

You are about to embark on an unforgettable journey with this novel—one that will stay with you long after you turn the final page. Rarely have I been so moved or compelled to share a book with others. I am privileged to share it with you now.

- Sammia Hamer, Editor

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An RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominee.

In the autumn of 1940, four children meet on a train. Behind them is London, under heavy aerial attack; ahead of them is a ship bound for the safe shores of Canada. Arthur has promised his mother not to let his little brother, Philip, out of his sight. Pippa and Dora are on their own: polar opposites, brought together by the adventure of a lifetime. But disaster strikes mid-Atlantic, and in the chaos one of the children makes a choice that will determine the course of their lives forever.

As the years pass and the survivors become adults—forging their futures and falling in love—they are still haunted by the events of that night at sea. It’s not just what was lost that darkens their lives: what was rescued casts a long shadow, too. One of them has a terrible secret that they thought sank with the ship. But a secret is just a truth waiting to be revealed, and this secret could shatter everything.

About the Author

Jane Bailey is the author of five novels and a book of comic verse. Her first novel was shortlisted for the Dillons Prize. She is writer-in-residence for Cheltenham Festivals First Story, which promotes creative writing in schools serving low-income communities. Jane lives in Gloucestershire.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2872 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (1 August 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M4IB6KE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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