A Song of Courage

An utterly gripping WW2 historical novel based on a true story

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Pub Date 4 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 6 Jul 2024

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Description

Based on the incredible true story of two unsung heroines who defied the odds to save countless lives, this powerful novel reveals how acts of extraordinary courage by ordinary women saved so many in the countdown to WW2.

Connie Fitzwalter never imagined that her passion for music would lead her into a world of danger and intrigue.

When her old family friend, Stephen, who works for the foreign office, tells Connie the true scale of the violence against Jewish people in Germany and Austria, she can stand aside no longer. Together, Stephen and Connie devise a daring and perilous mission to help innocent families escape the clutches of Nazi persecution.

Under their cover as music enthusiasts travelling to high-society concerts in Europe, Connie and her sister Dottie begin by smuggling money and valuables for desperate families over the border. Before long they’re arranging safe passage for vulnerable children and escorting families to safety into England.

As the sisters travel into the heart of Nazi Germany, defying the border guards, patrols and Gestapo agents takes every ounce of courage they have. Connie soon realises the enormity of the danger they face, and Stephen, whose support has begun to mean more to her than she ever thought possible, begs her to take care.

One misstep, one whisper of suspicion, and they could lose everything—their freedom, their futures, and even each other.

A Song of Courage is a testament to the unbreakable bond of sisterhood and the strength of the human spirit. Fans of When We Were Brave, The Alice Network and Beneath a Scarlet Sky will be changed forever by this unputdownable story.

Based on the real-life story of the Mills & Boon novelist Mary Burchell/Ida Cook and her sister Louise Cook.

Based on the incredible true story of two unsung heroines who defied the odds to save countless lives, this powerful novel reveals how acts of extraordinary courage by ordinary women saved so many in...


Advance Praise

Readers are utterly gripped by Rachel Wesson’s WW2 historical novels:

“One of my favourite authors… she can make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Oh my goodness me, what a story, I’ve cried buckets. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Absolutely beautiful story! The story took hold of my heart. The characters came to life and I could feel the pain, sorrow and ultimate joy of the children.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Hands down the best book I’ve read all year… I found myself holding my breath… Please read this book… you won’t be sorry.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I enjoyed this powerful story so much! It shows how some people shine with heroism through the war while others so easily succumb to darkness. A beautiful book.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Heartwarming, excellent story. I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want it to end... enthralling from the first page to the last.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“So many twists, turns and heartbreaks. Leaves you wanting more.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Rachel Wesson can write a story like no other.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Such a powerful read! I enjoyed every second of it. Wesson is an exceptional storyteller! I highly recommend this beautiful book.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Brilliant and gripping... I got so involved in the story that I found myself crying.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Readers are utterly gripped by Rachel Wesson’s WW2 historical novels:

“One of my favourite authors… she can make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.” Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Oh my goodness me...


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