Flight Before Dawn is a historical fiction, mystery and suspenseful novel by Megan Easley-Walsh
Before there was D-Day…
For over two years, she’s watched him.
Now he’s on her doorstep.
This is life in the Resistance.
In Normandy in 1943, Victoire leads a band of the Resistance. When Leal, the man she’s had watched for over two years, arrives at her doorstep, she’ll have to face new challenges in war and in love.
Robberies, a kidnapping and clandestine night adventures were not at all what Victoire planned for her life. And she most certainly never planned to be betrayed. But war— and love— are unpredictable. Joined by her friend Rainier who is mistrusted by Leal, the mysterious Voleta, and Father Pierre, Victoire and Leal must struggle for survival, the grounds of France, and the material of their souls.
When Leal unearths a twenty-five-year-old secret, with Victoire at the center, her whole life is shaken. As the Allies approach, the past, present and future hang in the balance. Can anyone be trusted when the world spins upside down?
A Word from the Author
In my writing, I aim to bring light and hope into the darkness. FLIGHT BEFORE DAWN is set in the midst of WWII, when peace was hoped for, but not yet certain. Having visited the beaches of Normandy, I wanted to infuse life into the past again, so that those who strove for freedom would be remembered. The story centers around the role of the French Resistance in the build-up to D-Day and the mystery that Victoire, a female Resistance leader, becomes a part of. She is used to concealing secrets, but has no idea that for decades a secret has been kept about her. The Resistance has watched Leal for over two years. When he arrives on Victoire’s doorstep, her place in the war will become more complicated. Now she has to contend with secrets and with love. War demands more than she could have imagined, but peace and light looms on the horizon and will dawn again.
(Megan Easley-Walsh, March 2017)