The Abandoned Daughter

Mary Wood

16 May 2019
432 pages


Set amidst the turbulence of WW1, Mary Wood’s evocative historical saga The Abandoned Daughter follows Ella, a voluntary nurse tormented by soldiers' cries and the wound of a shattered trust.

As her friendships teeter, exacerbated by the strains of war, Ella's isolation deepens. Within the confines of a French military hospital, she finds companionship in Connie and Paddy, and comfort in the arms of a French officer, Paulo. As war rages around them, could Paulo be Ella's refuge?

With the end of the war on the horizon, surely things have to get better? Ella grew up not knowing her real family but a clue leads her in their direction. What did happen to Ella’s parents, and why is she so desperate to find out?

The second book in The Girls Who Went To War series, The Abandoned Daughter takes you on an emotional roller-coaster of love, deception, and the relentless pursuit of truth amidst war's chaos.

Wood is a born storyteller