Reviews

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    THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN.

    Slapton Sands, 1943

    War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted.

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  • "The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love."

    Clare Harvey
  • "Full of atmosphere and period detail, The Waiting Hours gives a fascinating and very human background to the tragic events that took place at Slapton Sands in 1944. The individual stories of the many varied characters are woven together with a compassionate understanding of all the tumult and uncertainly of World War Two. I am sure Ellie Dean’s loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel, and even more delighted to be reacquainted with Peggy and Jim’s extended family at Beach View."

    Helen Carey, author of the Lavender Road series
  • "An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel."

    Frost Magazine
  • "The Waiting Hours vividly portrays England during the Second World War, revealing the role ordinary women played behind the scenes. If you’ve enjoyed Dean’s wartime sagas so far, this should be next on your list."

    CultureFly