The Outcast Girls

The Outcast Girls

A completely heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical novel

Shirley Dickson


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An utterly heartbreaking tale of two young girls, worlds apart, who are thrown together when they have lost everything. Fans of Wives of War, Before We Were Yours and Diney Costeloe will absolutely love this poignant and moving World War Two novel.

Germany, 1939: Eleven-year-old Frieda is boarding a ship bound for England with her little brother, Kurt. Life at home is perilous, with synagogues set alight and innocent lives lost to the Nazis, and they have no choice but to flee. But as Frieda stands on the deck crammed with frightened children, her brother jumps off, back to land.

England, 1939: After a devastating childhood at Blakely Hall Orphanage, seventeen-year-old Sandra longs to put her past behind her. But when war breaks out and her brother Alf is sent to fly bombers, she’s completely alone.

1943: When Sandra and Frieda’s paths cross in the remote countryside, each girl finds a home at last. Facing long, terrifying nights in bunkers, they huddle together as planes roar above them and distant explosions shake them to their cores. They console one another – Frieda, with no idea whether her family have been captured or if her brother survived, and Sandra praying that Alf will live to see tomorrow.

The darkness of war may shroud them but as long as they have each other, they can keep a little light in the world. Will Frieda and Sandra ever be reunited with their loved ones? And will the two handwritten letters bound their way hold news of happiness… or heartbreak?

Readers are losing their hearts to The Outcast Girls:

Wow. I was totally gone from Chapter 1… The story of Sandra and Freida is one I will not forget for a long time. Written with so much love! While this is my first book by this author it won’t be my last!’ Goodreads Reviewer

I can honestly say I loved it… Can highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Almost impossible to put down… I unquestionably loved this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I didn’t want to put it down!... A beautifully written story that pulls at your heart strings. Another 5 star read from Shirley Dickson!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Wonderful I loved every page. A heartwarming story of love and sorrow and an

endearing friendship.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Rips at your heartstrings.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

This story definitely tugged on my heartstrings… I turned the pages quickly.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars

Will warm your heart… Will bring tears to your eyes in places, I truly enjoyed every page. So well worth the stars, and loved it all to the end…