On the cusp of World War II, a young mother is faced with an impossible choice. Vera is a Russian Jewish emigre to France, newlywed - but her marriage cannot protect her or her four-year-old daughter, Lucie, once the Nazis occupy the country.
After receiving notice that all foreigners must report to an internment camp, Vera must decide: does she subject Lucie to the horrid conditions of the camp, or put Lucie into hiding with her beloved and trusted governess, safe until Vera can retrieve her? Surely the war will end soon...
And so begins a heartbreaking journey and separation ... and an unpredictable fate for a mother and her daughter.
A sweeping, heart-rending story about a mother's love for her child that will take you through a world war and across a continent.