This novel has it all - humour amid the sadness, bravery, hope, love and the tragedy of young lives lived and lost during World War II' - Aberdeen Press & Journal 'The author of "e;Second Sight"e;, Meg Henderson is one of Scotland's bestselling novelists and here she presents us with another hugely absorbing story' - Cork Evening Echo 'Henderson's evocation of women's wartime experiences is compelling' - Glasgow Herald 'Keep the hankies nearby for this truly beautiful, bittersweet story of love, loss and an indomitable woman who refuses to be broken' - Scottish Daily Record Growing up in a family whose only interest is her older sister, a precociously talented singer, Daisy learns early on how to cope with disappointment and rejection. Strikingly attractive, Daisy is determined to break free and live life on her own terms. Then a despicable act of violence gives her no choice but to leave home. The WAAFs want recruits and Daisy, full of anticipation and trepidation, signs up. Now she can be the person she's always wanted to be - but who exactly is that? Through the dangers of the war, the raids, the heightened camaraderie, the emotional tension, Daisy comes to realise that she need not put up a front as a good-time girl or an ice-queen. But by then, it's too late for the one pilot who almost broke through her reserve...