She had to step outside and hold the paper up to the moonlight to read it, but when she was able to make out the words, her heart felt as if it would drop right out of her chest. Because the message was in German.
When Lily meets enigmatic GI Matthew in war-torn London, she doesn’t expect to fall in love. While her sister starts a reckless affair with another GI, Lily tries to hide her growing feelings for Matthew.
But Matthew has a devastating secret. One that could change their lives forever.
Present day, USA:
Abby lives a quiet life on an apple farm in Wisconsin. Tormented by survivor’s guilt after the tragic deaths of her mother and brother, Abby leaves the orchards as little as possible, keeping her life small, peaceful and safe… Until she is contacted by Englishman Simon Elliot, who arrives nursing a heartbreak of his own, and bearing a World War Two medal that he claims belonged to Abby’s grandfather.
Together they begin to piece together the heartbreaking story of their relatives’ war. But as the story brings Abby and Simon closer—tentatively beginning to lean on one another to heal—they uncover a dark secret from the past.
And like Lily and Matthew nearly eighty years before them, it will make Abby and Simon question whether you can ever truly trust someone, even when they have your heart…
A heartbreakingly powerful, epic love story about courage, friendship and broken trusts, Into the Darkest Day is an unforgettable story perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Kristin Hannah and The Notebook.
Readers are loving Into the Darkest Day:
“A gripping and exceptional inspiring story that had me in floods… Kate Hewitt has created a powerful story that is historically accurate. It left me stepping away thinking wow! I have read many WW2 stories but this is something else. A must read for all who love an emotional WW2 read.” Chells and Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Hewitt never ceases to amaze me… [She] weaves an emotionally charged story right from the first chapter… I knew once I started, I would not be able to put this book down… Her words made me feel as if I was actually there seeing everything play out before my eyes… Gripping and captivating!” Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Epic in every sense of the word, this book is one of the finest examples of historical fiction I have read… If you are a fan of historical fiction, you definitely should have this on your TBR list.” Fireflies and Free Kicks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A beautiful story that’s filled with a poignancy that makes your heart hurt… I loved every single breathtaking word of it!” Cal Turner Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“History came alive in this book… [It] will tightly clasp hold the heart of the reader… All together totally unforgettable.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The WW2 descriptions and stories were out of this world… A page-turner.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow, Kate Hewitt has done it once again!… [It] grabbed me immediately!… I found the characters captivating and endearing… Kate Hewitt is one of my ‘must read’ authors.” Steph and Chris’s Book Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Touching… truly a powerful story. It was incredibly deep… Exceptional.” Robin Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“[It] will stay with you long after it ends… A heartbreaking love story… A must read.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐