From the author of 'The Secret Orphan' comes a new novel set in England during World War II. Ruby Shadwell is determined to survive the war and rebuild her life after she loses her entire family. A chance encounter with street urchin Tommy gives Ruby the chance she needs because Tommy brings with him Canadian Sergeant Jean-Paul Clayton. Jean-Paul is drawn to Ruby and wants to help her, but Ruby cannot bear another loss. Can love bloom amidst the ruins? Or will the war take Rubys last chance at happiness too?