Ashcroft, Jenny

The Officer and the Spy -- Jenny Ashcroft, Paperback

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"An unforgettable story of great love torn apart by war, of heroism and betrayal, passion and pure evil, all set against an idyllic Greek island backdrop. It's a genuine masterpiece, a book to lose yourself in." Gill Paul, The Secret Wife

"With the historical authenticity of Sebastian Faulks, the perfectly observed family relationships of Santa Montefiore, and the gut-wrenching twist of Jojo Moyes, The Officer and The Spy is epic, enthralling and deeply emotional.' Iona Grey, Letters to the Lost

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Under the Cretan sun, in the summer of 1936, two young people fall in love...

Eleni has been coming to Crete her entire life, swapping her English home for cherished sun-baked summers with her grandfather in his idyllic shoreside villa. When she arrives in 1936, she believes the long, hot weeks ahead will be no different to so many that have gone before.

But someone else is visiting the island that year too: a young German man called Otto. And so begins a summer of innocence lost, and love discovered; one that is finite, but not the end.

When, in 1941, the island falls to a Nazi invasion, Eleni and Otto meet there once more. But this time Eleni has returned to fight for her home, and Otto to occupy it. They are enemies, and their love is not only treacherous, but also dangerous. But will it destroy them, or prove strong enough to overcome the ravages of war?

An epic tale of secrets, love, loyalty, family and how far you'd go to keep those you love safe, The Officer and The Spy is an exquisite and deeply moving love letter to Crete - one that will move every reader to tears.

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"What a beautiful novel. So romantic, so epic, so tear-jerking." Lorna Cook, The Forgotten Village

"I was completely spellbound . . . It's the best book I've read this year." Kathleen McGurl, The Forgotten Secret



Author: Jenny Ashcroft
Publisher: HQ
Published: 05/16/2023
Pages: 480
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.73lbs
Size: 7.75h x 5.15w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9780008603120

About the Author

Jenny Ashcroft is the author of several historical novels, including Beneath a Burning Sky and Island in the East. She previously spent much of her life living in, working in and exploring Australia and Asia, and now splits her time between Australia and the UK. The Echoes of Love is in part inspired by her Greek grandmother's stories, and is Jenny's most personal novel to date.

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