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Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies : a review

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Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies

  • Category : Historical Fiction
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins (14 Sept. 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0008427089
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008427085
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Nightrain to Marrakech Summary


Vicky Baudin steps onto a train winding through Morocco, looking for the grandmother she has never met.

It’s an epic journey that’ll take her to the edge of Atlas Mountains – and closer to the answers she’s been craving all her life.

But dark secrets whisper amongst the dunes. And in unlocking the mystery of Clemence’s past, Vicky will unearth great danger too . . .

Night Time to Marrakech Review

The trilogy that begun in France 1944 with the three Baudin sisters now opens a portal to Morocco in 1966. And is the perfect ending!

Focusing on Elise’s daughter Vicky, Florence’s daugher Beatrice and Vicky’s grandmother Clementine, events happen that had me feeling all the emotions. Those emotions hit hard when you’ve become so emotionally invested in the characters …

This author doesn’t shy away from the rawness of what humans are capable of doing to each other. And she doesn’t gloss over the impact on lives either. I had tears (of course I did!) but also a sense of everything playing out exactly as it should.

Conflicts and disasters come hard and fast. And I did wish it wasn’t quite the circumstance it was for when the three Baudin sisters come back into the story 🙁

Despite the setbacks, there are loads of positives that come out of it for this family.

I felt the pace of this final story picked up speed again. And as always, Dinah Jefferies writing is superb, bringing the settings alive in such a way that your senses are pulled in to experience them for yourself.

If you enjoy historical fiction that immerses you in the places, customs and people that are character led, you’ll love the Daughters of War Trilogy.

An easy 5 stars from me.

Related books:

Daughters of War Trilogy

Books read by this author

  • The Missing Sister
  • Before the Rains
  • The Silk Merchant’s Daughter
  • The Tea Planter’s Wife

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About the Author

Dinah Jefferies began her career with The Separation, followed by the No.1 Sunday Times and Richard and Judy bestseller, The Tea-Planter’s Wife. Born in Malaysia, she moved to England at the age of nine. In 1985, a family tragedy changed everything, and she now draws on the experience of loss in her writing, infusing love, loss and danger with the beauty of her locations. She is published in 29 languages in over 30 countries and lives close to her family in Gloucestershire.

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