Tuesday, November 22, 2022



France, 1942: Kasia is leaving Poland to work as a radio operator in France during World War II.  She is working for the Resistance and is taking her life into her hands crossing the border.  But right before Kasia is to leave Poland she meets a little girl, Elodie who doesn’t speak.  Kasia can’t just leave her to fend for herself, so she decides to take Elodie with her to France to take care of her.  Once they arrive in France, she meets a man named Hugo that owns a farmhouse.  He knows the danger, but allows Kasia and Elodie to stay there.  Kasia sneaks around in the dead of night sending radio transmissions.  She knows that her mission is one, that if she is discovered, would surely get her killed.  Kasia’s mission will save countless lives of the soldiers, but she must consider the lives of those that she loves the most.

This phenomenal story of love, friendship, courage,  and survival was both heart-warming and heartbreaking.  I loved the message of forgiveness, trust and strength in such a difficult time in history.  The characters were very likable and I felt emotionally attached to them.  My heartbeat quickened as this story came alive and the words leaped off the page. This unputdownable story had me reading faster and faster as I felt the brisk night air on my face.  I felt every possible emotion within the pages of this story.  I wish I could give ten stars because five isn’t enough to express how fantastic this book is.  I highly recommend this book.

Thank you Carly Schabowski for another wonderful story.  This book was absolutely phenomenal.  I loved it and highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author: Carly Schabowski

Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: November 18, 2022
Pages: 335 
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France, 1942: An unforgettable, heart-wrenching and utterly unputdownable World War Two novel about one woman’s bravery in the face of darkness, and her heartbreaking decision to risk everything to do the right thing… 

Kasia creeps out of the farmhouse in the dead of night to transmit an urgent message, her heart pounds in her chest. Gripping her radio tightly in her hand, she feels a terrible sense of dread. She knows that this message could be the one that finally leads the Nazis to her…

Crouching in the shadows, with trembling fingers she turns the dial on her radio and hears the familiar crackle of static. Shaking, she quickly taps out her message and, holding her breath, she waits in the darkness.

Suddenly, she sees a quick flash of light out at sea. Her message has been received by the Allied boats; now they know it’s not safe to come ashore tonight.

As she looks back towards the little farmhouse, her heart catches in her throat. Inside, the two people she loves most in this world are sleeping soundly. Because while Kasia knows her messages might save thousands of soldiers, she also knows that her radio signal could bring the Germans terrifyingly close, perhaps even straight to 
Hugo and Elodie


Carly Schabowski worked as a journalist in both North   Cyprus and Australia before returning to Oxford, where she studied for an MA and then a PhD in creative writing at Oxford Brookes University. Carly now teaches at Oxford Brookes University as an associate lecturer in Creative Writing for first and second-year English literature students.

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