Halifax, 1917

Two ships collide in the busy wartime harbour

igniting a tragedy that shatters an entire city.

Two brave women embark on a collision course

that will change their lives forever.

When the World Fell Silent

Coming July 19th

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About Donna

Since 2006, New York Times bestseller Donna Jones Alward has enchanted readers with stories of happy endings and homecomings that have won several awards and been translated into over a dozen languages. She’s worked as an administrative assistant, teaching assistant, in retail and as a stay-at-home-mom, but always knew her degree in English Literature would pay off, as she is now happy to be a full-time writer. Her new historical fiction tales blend her love of history with characters who step beyond their biggest fears to claim the lives they desire.

Donna currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with her husband and two cats. You can often find her near the water, either kayaking on the lake or walking the sandy beaches to refill her creative well.

Praise for Donna’s Historical Fiction

“A beautiful, meticulously researched story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.”
—Bestselling author Genevieve Graham
“…a triumphant, unforgettable tale… Alward has penned a depiction of life on the home front that resonates long after the last page.”
—Author Renee Ryan
“Meticulously researched and full of atmospheric period details that will take your breath away… A captivating, wonderful read.”
—Bestselling author Julianne MacLean