Based on a gripping and moving true story, The Stolen Baby is the new Second World War novel from bestselling author Diney Costeloe.
As sirens blare all around, the Shawbrook family take refuge in a
packed shelter. Bombs have already begun to fall through the night sky
when they realise their infant son, Freddie, has been forgotten in the rush, left to sleep in his crib. Terrified, Vera, his young mother races to find him and bring him to safety.
The next morning, air raid warden David Shawbrook returns from his watch to find the shelter pulverised, and his family seemingly all dead. Dirty footprints inside their home betray the looters who have rifled through the house.
Maggie waits alone for her husband. Since the death of her infant son,
she passes her days at home with neither joy nor aim. But not this
morning. For this morning her husband has brought home a child,
found abandoned in the aftermath of the terrible raid – a child she is
sure is the one she held in her arms so many months before.
About The AuthorEncouraged by my publisher
father, I have been writing all my life. When I was five, he took my
first effort to his office and brought it back in a cardboard cover with
the label, 'Tom's Party'written by Diney, published by Daddy.
I've never looked back and always have some writing on the go.
date I have written 10 romantic novels under the name of Diney Delancey
(I liked the shape of the name and it sounded like a romantic novelist)
and four novels as Diney Costeloe.
All are also in large print and several recently published as e-books.
See my reviews on Amazon and on my website, http://www.dineycosteloe.co.uk or http://castlehavenbooks.co.uk
The author puts us in England, and in the beginning Plymouth, and the
year is 1941, now the bombs are dropping from the sky, and while taking
and scrambling for shelter, some how a baby is forgotten. Will this
family ever recover from this strike.
You may want the tissues handy,
this one is a heart tugger, and we are with the Shawbrook family, their
love for one another, their losses, and their frantic searching for the
Right up to the end we wonder if the family will ever be
somewhat whole again. There is a bit of sweet romance, and scares of
loosing more loved ones, all the while searching for Freddie.
I received this book through Net Galley and Dreamscape Media, and was not required to give a positive review.
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