That’s right, Savvy Readers: our friends at HarperCollins Canada have released an exclusive excerpt from bestselling author Jennifer Robson‘s upcoming novel!
Set to be released in January, Jennifer Robson‘s Our Darkest Night tells the story of a young Jewish woman who must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife to survive the Holocaust. In the autumn of 1943, life has become increasingly precarious for Italian Jews like the Mazin Family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of their homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever more certain, Antonina Mazin has only one hope to survive – to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just met.
Nico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to leave the seminary to run his family’s farm. A moral and just man, he could not stand by when the Nazis began taking innocent lives. Rather than risk a perilous escape across the mountains, Nina will pose as his bride. To keep her safe from secrets of his own, Nico and Nina must convince prying eyes that they are happily married and in love. But farm life isn’t easy for a city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbours are wary of this soft and educated woman they do not know. Even worse, their distrust is shared by a local Nazi officer with a vendetta against Nico. As Nina and Nico come to know each other, their feelings deepen, transforming their relationship into much more than a charade. Yet both fear that every passing day brings them closer to being torn apart…
Doesn’t that sound amazing, Savvy Readers?! Well, here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: you can read an exclusive excerpt that HarperCollins Canada has just shared right here! And the best part? You can enter to win an advanced copy as well! What are you waiting for? Read the exclusive excerpt now and enter to win!