With the bestselling and beloved Kit's Law , Donna Morrissey established herself as a stunning new voice in Canadian fiction. With Downhill Chance , she has crafted a captivating successor, and in Clair Gale, she has created an unforgettable heroine. Clair is the unsinkable heart of the novel, a story of two families during wartime--the Osmonds and the Gales--joined by love, yet torn apart by fear and secrets. Morrissey blends melodrama, gritty realism and a flair for the comic in this unique novel. At its core is the unravelling of secrets--and the redemption that truth ultimately brings to the people who inhabit these pages so memorably.