Out on 12 September 2024

Saffron Skies and New Beginnings

Rita Bradshaw

12 September 2024
480 pages


From Rita Bradshaw, the author of A Woman of Courage, comes a story, set during the second world war, of overcoming betrayal and learning to love once more in Saffron Skies and New Beginnings.

Bella is born into a life of comfort and privilege, with parents who adore her. They encourage her to travel and to speak her mind. But when she falls in love it reveals a long-buried secret at the very centre of her family. The layers of deception lead to tragedy, destroying all she holds so dear.

However, change beckons for everyone as the threat of war looms. Bella and all around her must face a new beginning. Vowing never to risk her heart again, she enlists and finds her skills are in demand, leading to unexpected friendships in the most challenging of places.

From the granite skies of the North of England to the dazzling heat of postings abroad, Bella and her friends are tested more than they could ever have imagined. Yet will she ever be able to trust another chance at love – or dare to hope her family can find happiness once more?

Expect the unexpected in this enthralling story with a wealth of colourful characters
Raw passion and power on every page
Catherine Cookson would have been proud to put her name to this heartfelt and moving saga