Join the Big Library Read – A Dangerous Act of Kindness

From June 17 - July 1, OverDrive's Big Library Read is back with the eBook format of A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson

When widow Millie Sanger finds injured enemy pilot Lukas Schiller on her farm, the distant war is suddenly at her doorstep. Compassionate Millie knows he’ll be killed if discovered and makes the dangerous decision to offer him shelter from the storm. On opposite sides of the inescapable conflict, the two strangers forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But as the snow thaws, the relentless fury of World War II forces them apart, leaving only the haunting memories of what they shared - and an understanding that their secret must never see light. 

As Millie’s dangerous act of kindness sets them on paths they never could have expected, those closest to them become their greatest threats, and the consequences of compassion prove deadly… 

A Dangerous Act of Kindness is a beautiful, harrowing love story that is perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore.


Easy Reading

During the Big Library Read, the eBook is now available to all library customers to download for free, with no need to be on a waitlist. A Dangerous Act of Kindness can be read on major computers and devices. Like all of our eBooks, it will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there will not be any late fees. 

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Making It Social

Want to share your thoughts on the novel? During the Big Read event, you can discuss the book online Here are some questions to get you started! 


OverDrive Big Library Read Device Giveaway Sweepstakes

Enter to win a Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 reader from June 17 to July 1, 2019. To enter, share how you are reading the Big Library Read on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead. See the official rules.


About the Author

LP Fergusson is a writer based in Oxfordshire. Her wartime novel Dark Barn was Highly Commended in the Caledonia Novel Award 2018 and published by Canelo Publishing in March 2019 as A Dangerous Act of Kindness.

At present, she is working on her second historical novel. She has been shortlisted for several competitions including the Orwell Society Dystopian Short Story Competition, Oxfordshire Libraries and NYC Midnight. She has an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Oxford Brookes University. 

Read her author letter.