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on June 1, 2014


About this gem of a book 
The blurb 
Lesley Pearse, No.1 bestselling author of The Promise and Belle is back with Survivor, the story of Mariette, a born fighter

It is 1938 and Mariette Carrera is a defiant, strong-willed and selfish seventeen-year-old. And sooner or later, if she stays in the small, gossipy town of Russell, New Zealand, she’ll get herself into some serious trouble. Her doting parents, Belle and Etienne, fear for her reputation. So, with the world on the brink of war, Mari leaves home on the SS Rimutaka, bound for her aunt and uncle’s house in London.

Armed with the freedom she’s longed for since childhood, Mari quickly falls for Morgan, the handsome cockney steward on board ship. But once she reaches London, there are other temptations

Mari loves her new life – caught up in a whirl of dances and parties in the glittering West End, relishing her freedom as she earns her own money as a typist. Finally, she feels she is mistress of her own future

Until it is all snatched away by the war

As London endures the Blitz, Mari’s new life is cruelly blown apart. Forced from her loving new home, she ends up alone in the East End, and it’s worlds away from the London she knows. But there, even in the face of so much despair, she finds the chance to make a difference. Amidst the destruction, Mari learns that the only way to survive this war is to fight, with all the strength, selflessness and compassion within her…and only then will she find true happiness.

Because Mari is a survivor.

From internationally bestselling author, Lesley Pearse, Survivor is a story of bravery and love.
What i say 
I loved this book it is the third book in the Belle series but you can read as a stand alone book i really did enjoy it i would recommend you all read a gem of a book
The family are now living in new Zealand they are now enjoy their new life there most of the book about Marietta Bella daughter she is a very self cantered manipulative young lady that gets her own way she know what she wants and how to get it she just like a normal teenage 
But now she been sent to London to make a better life for her self but can she do it i felt she was very capable of doing it 
But in London tragedy hits her personally she lose people she loved so much she got to get though her own heart ache and bereavement and come out a stronger young lady she did this to me it was the making of her 
Marietta put her own life in danger to help other in France but a what cost to herself ? 
The book description of the blitz were so well written you could feel how there felt you could smell the gas the smoke you could feel what it was like to be trap in the air aid shatters 
Marietta was a very naught and disobeying young lady i did not like sam the guy she fall for he was so vile to her she got a bad name for her self so she got put on the boat to England i think this was the making of her she turns into a young lady that got no selfness in her body she will fight for things with all her strength she pull people out of their bombed homes as the story grow you could see how much she been through in her life it was very hard for her but she came out a better person a lovely young women 
She a survivor the book full of courage a real page turner it will pull at your heart string i really did enjoy it packed with lots of action a easy book to read a fab story very easy to follow 








  1. I’m a big fan of Lesley Pearse! I haven’t read this book yet, but after your review I really want to read it!

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