Adult Fiction


Subtitle: A Novel of Love and War

James W. Nichol

ISBN: 9781770863385
Format: Trade Paperback
4.45" x 7.00"

Publication Date: Aug 01, 2013

FIC022060 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary

"The vivid prose, harrowing plot and the defiant Adele will keep readers invested in this love story-cum-murder mystery until the very last page."
Publishers Weekly

"Transgression is writing that gets under your skin and remains there. It's a must-read for 2009."
Hamilton Spectator


In the summer of 1946 a Canadian farmer in Paris, Ontario finds a severed finger lying in his field. It points to a grisly murder that occurred nearby. It also points back in time to a young French woman, sixteen year old Adele Georges, the daughter of a well-respected doctor in war-torn France. Living in German-occupied France and with her beloved father missing in action, Adele meets a young German clerk called Manfred Halder who tries to help her and she makes the mistake of falling in love. They carry on a clandestine affair. Adele is terrified that her secret will be discovered by her brother who is fighting in the French underground and that she'll be exposed as a collaborator. In their youthful naivete Adele and Manfred agree to run away together, but before they can put their plan into action the Allies land on the beaches of Normandy and Manfred is swallowed up in the raging battle that ensues.