L.P. Fergusson’s epic love story, A Dangerous Act of Kindness is published today by Canelo.

Appealing to fans of Santa Montefiore and Rachel Hore, the novel, which was highly commended in the 2018 Caledonia Award, explores the conflict between forbidden love and authorised hostility, all set against the backdrop of World War Two…

Despite hearing the enemy planes fly overhead on their nightly missions to bomb nearby targets, Millie Sanger’s grief and the pressures of running her late husband’s farm keep the war a distant threat.

Until she finds a pilot sheltering in her barn, pointing a gun at her head.

Rescued by the English woman, all Lukas Schiller can think about is fixing his shoulder and heading out into the blizzard to begin his escape back to his beloved Luftwaffe. But he didn’t count on a growing intimacy with Millie, which quickly develops into a passionate affair that neither of them are willing to relinquish…

Forced apart through circumstances beyond their control, they are  haunted by the repercussions of their encounter. Those closest to Millie suddenly become her greatest threat. Lukas’s ideals are left shattered. And while Lukas does all that he can to return to her side, Millie runs the risk of paying the ultimate price: a traitor’s death.

Is all of that worth just ocne dangerous act of kindness?

The novel has received fantastic reader reviews ahead of its publication:

I was gripped by this wartime romance with a difference5* Reader review

“This novel is superbly written and well-researched.” 5* Goodreads reviewer

A Dangerous Act of Kindness is set during the Second World War and is beautifully written. It is a story of love and kindness and hope.” 5* Goodreads reviewer

“A fascinating read with plenty of history to add both weight and gravitas to the romantic strand of the story.” 5* Goodreads reviewer

Loraine Fergusson won the Blackwell’s Prize for MA Creative Writing in 2015. She is the editor of the blog With Love from Graz which was featured on BBC Radio Wales, Radio 2 and the BBC4 programme A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley.