Eve Edwards

Dusk


A love worth fighting for.

When Helen, a young hard-working nurse, meets aristocratic artist Sebastian, she doesn't expect to even like him, let alone fall in love. But against the troubled backdrop of wartime London, an unlikely but intense romance blossoms. And even the bloody trenches of the Somme, where they are both posted, cannot diminish their feelings for each other.

But Helen is concealing a secret and when a terrible crime is committed there are devastating consequences for them both.

When lives are being lost, can true love survive?


And the story continues…

Part two, Dawn, is coming in June 2014. It takes the story on from 1916 to the end of the war.

Dawn


A love worth living for.

London, Paddington Station, 22 October 1916

Sebastian reached in his pocket for the portrait of Helen he had drawn only last year. 'I'm looking for a young lady who came through here late last night.'
In the midst of the First World War Helen Sanford, a young nurse, has disappeared. Sebastian Trewby is determined to find her so that he can protect her before his flight squadron calls him back for duty.
Helen knows that if Sebastian discovers her it could ruin him. Society wants to persecute her for her German heritage and she is threatened at every turn. Her only hope lies with those that love her. And the authorities are closing in...
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Message from Eve:

This book is a step up for me as a writer as I'm trying something quite ambitious here: I'm reflecting on memory, how moments lead back in time or ripple forwards. It isn't told in a linear fashion, which I know some readers will find challenging as they are used to straightforward plots. I'm trying to capture the 'life flashing before your eyes' sensation brought on by extreme danger.

I hope you will give it a try.
What readers are saying:

'Dusk is a beautifully written story about a young couple mixed up in the brutality of war.' TrillianBooks

'There wasn’t a hint of insta-love or a case of pure lust; they fell in love the way I want to fall in love. It was gorgeous and so, so refreshing. The way they shared their feelings through art, literature and poetry made me swoon and I just...*happy sigh*.' So Many Books, so Little Time

'At times it was quite serious, making you think about what war did to people and their family’s but it also made me laugh, especially when in the trenches and Cook goes round offering everyone tea! I can’t wait to read the next part.' Flon, Spinebreakers

'I read "Dusk" with a great pleasure, but I think I enjoyed "Dawn" even more.
The characters are so lovely. They are so brave in these dark times. It made me really angry what happened to Helen just because of her mother's nationality. It really proves the madness of war. Helen can be glad she has Sebastian, who stays loyal to her all the time. The story of their love is so sweet and touching, and I am very happy that in the end, love is stronger than war. If they hadn't had each other, I don't know if they would have survived the war, as there was nothing to fight for anymore, with so many dead friends and hopelessness.' Juliane

Read on below for the beginning of part 1, Dusk.

Read on here for the beginning of Part 2, Dawn.