The Silent Land by David Dunham
It is 1904 and Rebecca Lawrence, a shy young woman tied to the village she was raised in, is taken by her father across England and placed into a society that will bring her confidence and conflict, and also set her on a path to falling in love. When years later the First World War threatens the life she has built for herself, she is faced with the choice of either protecting those she cares for, or revealing a great secret that will destroy them.
Comparable to works by Colm Tóibín and Sebastian Faulks, The Silent Land is a moving and eloquently written tale of the complexities of love that will stay with the reader long after they’ve finished the novel.
Genre: Historical Fiction