Baker & Taylor Marrying in their mutual attempt to move beyond the horrors of World War I, decorated infantry captain Stephen Winters and aspiring singer Lily Valance have violent clashes involving Stephen's family secrets and their disparate values about career and respectability. By the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
Baker & Taylor In the aftermath of World War I, a dispirited British officer returns to his wealthy family in England and marries a poor but charismatic woman, who bears the brunt of his terrible memories.
Simon and Schuster Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past?
Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows.
Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve.
Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.