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A love greater than war. A beautiful woman lost. A mystery unsolved … until now.

2000: the wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border. the aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. Was she a German spy who faked her own death, as the Kremlin claims? Her lover, Valentin Orlov, now a highly decorated general, refuses to believe it.

Lily, a young Australian woman, has moved to Moscow to escape from tragedy. She becomes fascinated by the story of Natalya, and when she meets an elderly woman who claims to know the truth behind the rumours, Lily is drawn deeper into the mystery.

From the pomp and purges of Stalin's Russia through the horrors of war and beyond - secrets and lies, enduring love and terrible betrayal, sacrifice and redemption all combine in this sweeping saga.

‘I have just devoured Sapphire Skies in two days....loved every bit of it’
Shelley, Facebook

‘I loved, loved, loved it!! I was transported back to Stalinist Russia and was taken on an incredible journey of hope and love.’
— Jenny, Amazon

‘A story of love, loyalty, honour and forgiveness. Absolutely loved the book.’
— Sue, Goodreads

Learn more about the origins of why Belinda wrote this story and how it ties into her first novel, White Gardenia. Return to tainted Russia and 'night witch' mystery
— Sydney Morning Herald

‘The background research is impeccable
— Historical Novel Society

Product Details:
PRINT ISBN: 9780732291983
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Published: 23rd March 2015
Pages: 464
Historical Fiction

'Belinda Alexandra is a master at keeping the pages turning' — Herald Sun