The Girl by the Sea

The Girl by the Sea

A nostalgic WWII tale by the Queen of Family Saga

Sheila Newberry


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Previously published in ebook as The Daughter's Choice

A charming and nostalgic World War II tale from the author of The Nursemaid's Secret and Bicycles and Blackberries, perfect for readers of Katie Flynn.


Following the death of her beloved mother, twelve-year-old Tess Rainbow cares for her brother and father. Until one day, when a small plane crashes near the Rainbow family business and everything is turned upside down. The pilot inside is the dashing young Moray Tann, the son of her father's sworn enemy . . .


It's World War II and the Rainbow family leave their lives behind and move to a coastal Scottish airbase. Amidst the instability of her new life, Tess finds relief in writing. But this solace is quickly interrupted after an unexpected reunion with Moray. However, he's not the only one now vying for Tess's heart.

Torn, she must choose between the family she cares so deeply for and her first true love. Will she follow her heart or her home?

'Reading a Sheila Newberry book is like having dinner with your mother in her warm and cosy kitchen. You can feel the love and care put into every juicy morsel' Diane Allen, bestselling author of For the Sake of Her Family

'I have long been a fan of Sheila Newberry's novels. I love their wonderful warmth and charm' Maureen Lee, bestselling author of The Seven Streets of Liverpool


Sheila Newberry:
Sheila Newberry was born in Suffolk and spent a lot of time there both before and during the war. She wrote her first 'book' before she was ten - all sixty pages of it - in purple ink. Her family was certainly her inspiration and she was published for most of her adult life. She spent forty years living in Kent with her husband John on a smallholding. She had nine children, twenty-two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sheila retired back to Suffolk where she lived until her death in 2020.