A Time for Silence Author:Phillippa Carr (Victoria Holt) Secrecy and betrayal haunt two young women in Philippa Carr's newest addition to her popular Cornwall saga. — When Lucinda Greenham and her impetuous friend Annabelinda Denver leave London for finishing school in Europe, neither imagines the trouble to come. It takes many forms: Annabelinda's secret affair; the child she bears out of wedlock; and... more » the German invasion of Belgium.
With the Germans one step behind, the girls flee across a stunned Europe on the brink of World War I, to arrive safely in England at last. Picking up the pieces of their lives, the consign Annabelinda's damaging past to secrecy, only to be faced with blackmail so severe it leads to murder. As the girls will learn too late, there is a time for truth and a time for silence.« less
Lucinda is a young woman at a finishing school when WW1 is going on. Her best friend leaves school because she is going to have a baby and with the war getting closer to the door the ladies have to flee for their homes Lucinda is ascorted back by Major Marcus Merrivale.With secrets and the invasion that is killing their world. Lucinda is not sure she will find love and true happiness.