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A Feather on the Water: A Novel by [Lindsay Jayne Ashford]

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What is it about World War II stories that draw us in? Each time I read one, I find something unique that entertains, educates, and inspires. In author Lindsay Jayne Ashford’s fresh and beautiful novel, I was moved to tears by the three women helping others overcome the tremendous hardships brought on by war, which feels especially relevant right now.

Martha, Kitty, and Delphine, each from a unique background and corner of the world, are called to serve at a ramshackle Displaced Persons camp in Germany just after the end of the Second World War. They leave behind their problems at home and arrive to find that there are no existing administrators—they will have to manage the camp on their own. Living and working together around the clock, the women grow close, and they are deeply affected by the people around them. Their job is to care for the residents until they can be repatriated, but it soon becomes clear that many are afraid of returning to their homelands. The numbers in the camp swell to more than two thousand, but the occupants have nowhere to go.

Ashford’s novel immerses us in a time and place that doesn’t feel that far away. She infuses the story with the historical details we love and gifts us with the kind of hopeful ending that we long for, both in books and in the real world.

—Danielle Marshall, Editor

About the Author

Lindsay Jayne Ashford is the author of The House at Mermaid’s Cove, The Snow Gypsy, Whisper of the Moon Moth, The Color of Secrets, and The Woman on the Orient Express, which blend fiction with real events of the early twentieth century. Lindsay began her career as a novelist with a contemporary crime series featuring forensic psychologist Megan Rhys, followed by the historical mystery The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen. Raised in Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom, Lindsay was the first woman to graduate from Queens’ College, Cambridge, in its 550-year history. She earned a degree in criminology and was a reporter for the BBC before becoming a freelance journalist. She has four children and divides her time between a seaside home on the west coast of Wales and a farmhouse in Spain’s Sierra de Los Filabres. Lindsay enjoys kayaking, bodyboarding, and walking her dogs, Milly and Pablo. Visit the author at http://lindsay-jayne-ashford.com.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09LC5CYGH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing (1 Aug. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7652 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 345 pages
  • Customer reviews:
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Raised in Wolverhampton, UK, Lindsay Jayne Ashford became the first woman to graduate from Queens' College, Cambridge in its 550 year history. She gained a degree in Criminology and was employed as a reporter for the BBC before becoming a freelance journalist, writing for a number of national magazines and newspapers.

Lindsay began her career as a novelist with a contemporary crime series featuring forensic psychologist Megan Rhys. She moved into the historical genre with 'The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen', and her most recent books, 'The Color of Secrets', 'The Woman on the Orient Express', 'Whisper of the Moon Moth' and 'The Snow Gypsy' blend real events with fiction and are set in the first half of the twentieth century.

She has four children and divides her time between a house overlooking the sea on the west coast of Wales and a small farmhouse in Spain's Sierra de Los Filabres. When she is not writing she enjoys kayaking, body-boarding and walking her dogs, Milly and Pablo.

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