Fallen Skies: A Novel
Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows.
Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past?
Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows.
Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve.
Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Yabut - LibraryThing
While this is not one of Philippa Gregory's usual royalty related novels, it's still at least slightly historical fiction. Set after the 1st World War, in England, a young singer meets a upper class ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AuntieClio - LibraryThing
I'm a big fan of Philippa Gregory's historic novels about the Tudors, so I decided to try one of her non-Tudor novels. The description makes it sound like it's a romance novel and I don't usually go ... Read full review