• The Lighthouse Sisters

  • By: Gill Thompson
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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The Lighthouse Sisters

By: Gill Thompson
Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
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Publisher's Summary

Separated by war, love will guide them back to each other....

Inspired by real events and by the courage of real people, a gripping, heart-wrenching story of two sisters in occupied Jersey during WWII - one a nurse who is transported to Nazi Germany, the other who volunteers for the island's resistance movement.

Perfect for fans of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, A Woman of War by Mandy Robotham and My Name Is Eva by Suzanne Goldring.

Two sisters, separated by war but joined by their love, courage and sacrifice.

1996: an elegant woman in a nursing home looks back at her life, remembering her experiences during the war on Jersey, the sacrifices she made, the sister she loved. Who is she, and what is the one tragic loss she can never forget?

1940: sisters Alice and Jenny are in their early 20s when the Germans occupy their home of Jersey. Alice, a nurse, is called to work in the German hospital, unaware that she will find a great love but that she will make an even greater sacrifice and be sent on a long journey of hardship. Meanwhile Alice's sister, Jenny, is drawn into a circle of islanders rising up to resist their German occupiers. 

For both sisters, the war will cause them to make extraordinary choices, experience unimaginable heartbreak and emerge forever changed....

©2022 Gill Thompson (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Heartrending. Riveting. Definitely on my list of Ten Best Books of the year." (Sharon Maas)

"The characters and their moving stories will haunt you long after you finish the last page." (Shirley Dickson)

"A warm-hearted tale of love, loss and indefatigable human spirit." (Kathryn Hughes)

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Bittersweet And The greatest generation sums up this audio book

Wow. What a great read. How well researched it was. many times I was on the edge of my chair in fear or Anticipation. I was not real familiar with the Channel Islands but from what I gathered they had it as bad as any occupied country. Cruelness and kindness is a.Choice for each person as shown in this audible . I will read more from this author . I was never bored. Excited yes. Fearful yes sad yes but never bored. That’s the mark of a great writer Highly recommend this book

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  • martina reynolds
  • 11-08-22

Thoroughly enjoyed

Really enjoyed the characters and story.
Felt sad when I finished… would love to see this as a series or film

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  • Alyson J
  • 10-22-22

Beautiful, informative and moving at the same time

Such an interesting history of Jersey that I’d never known about, with a story woven around the events that happened just before, during and after the second world war.

Strong family bonds and their ups and downs made it a roller coaster of emotions for the reader.

It could so easily have had a predictable ending but it didn’t which sets it apart from many other stories of lost love. Can’t wait for the next book from Gill Thompson.

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  • Malcolm Mills
  • 09-26-22

Lovely story

This is a lovely book,and read so beautifully.I thoroughly enjoyed it and will read more of this author.

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  • Gwyncoch961
  • 04-02-22

Lovely wartime read

If you enjoy reading WW2 stories you will enjoy this book. It’s a page Turner and gives good information on the occupation of Jersey. Well worth a read

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  • Christineb
  • 03-10-22

A lovely story

This story held my attention I loved the sisters and the story unfolding Narration was good An excellent audiobook