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Summary

Loyalty and betrayal, hope and despair, One Moonlit Night tells the captivating story of a husband and wife separated by secrets as well as by war.

Accept it, he is dead.

No, it’s not true.

It is. Everyone thinks so except you.

Forced to leave their family home in London after it is bombed, Maddie and her two young daughters take refuge at Knyghton, the beautiful country house in Norfolk where Maddie’s husband, Philip, spent the summers of his childhood.

But Philip is gone, believed to have been killed in action in northern France. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Maddie refuses to give up hope that she and Philip will some day be reunited.

Arriving at Knyghton, Maddie feels closer to her missing husband, but she soon realises that there’s a reason Philip has never spoken to her about his past. Something happened at Knyghton one summer years before. Something that involved Philip, his cousin Lyle and a mysterious young woman named Flora.

Maddie’s curiosity turns to desperation as she tries to discover the truth, but no one will speak about what happened all those years ago, and no one will reassure her that Philip will ever return to Knyghton.

The extraordinarily powerful new novel from best-selling author Rachel Hore. 

©2022 Rachel Hore (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

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"Brimming over with everything I love about this author's writing: atmosphere, intrigue, wonderful characters and a beautiful love story. Pure delight to read." (Tracy Rees)

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Absolutely wonderful!

I have listened to few books by Rachel Hore, and this is definitely my favourite so far. Such a lovely, touching story, vividly portraying life during the Second World War, both in England and in France.
I did think that the narrator's voice was somewhat old and husky sounding for the main character of Maddie, but that didn't spoil my overall enjoyment of the book.

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An enjoyable audiobook

I loved the story The narrator manages to draw you in within a few pages she manages to be such a likable character The book and narrator match perfectly I enjoyed the story Loved the characters and the storyline

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed this book and Sandra Duncan
very good as always but I didn’t think it was Rachel Hores best. None of the characters really stood out except perhaps the Fleggs! A light read though for exercising or doing housework to!







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One moonlit night

A nice 'cosy' story with a few twustscabsctyrbs, some predictability and a n additional family reavealed at the end, Overall I enjoyed the story, easy listening in the garden on sunny days.