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The Soldier's Wife

Margaret Leroy

As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship-and her family-safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.

As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship-and her family-safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
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As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship-and her family-safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alison Larkin

Length:

11h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

13:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

11:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

14:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

12:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

14:15