New York Timesbestselling author Hazel Gaynor captivates with a beautifully rendered short story about the strength of a mother's love as the Great War comes to an end at last...
As the final moments tick down to the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, signaling the end of fighting, midwife Annie Rawlins is doing everything she can to save an infant's life. Too many have lost too much and Annie prays that the time for sorrow has passed. Meanwhile across the fields of France her son, Will, is on patrol one last time, clinging to thoughts of home and doing all he can to make it there. As the Armistice bells ring out, Annie and Will must fight one last time to grasp the hopeof a new life and a new day.
Originally published in the moving collectionFall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Gaynor's new novel,The Girl from The Savoy,coming in June 2016.
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