First from this author for me, however this is the second in a series. i'm guessing from how much I enjoyed this, that they can be read standalone. The book follows three ladies who for varying reasons land up working together during WWII. I don't want to give anything away, but I felt that the characters were well developed and realistic. Whilst reading the book I felt that I was transported to the 1940's.
I would recommend this author and these books to anyone that either likes a saga or historical settings. I will definitely be seeking to read the other in this series and any future books from this author.