Katrina Howell

When will the
Night be Starry

On the island paradise of Crete, two families are separated by tragedy. They are brought back together during the Nazi occupation following a massacre of men and boys in one of the villages.

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Embark on a Mesmerising Voyage - "When Will The Night Be Starry"

Welcome to the sun-kissed shores of Crete, a land where history intertwines vibrant tales of courage, romance, and friendships that endure the test of time. In the enchanting pages of “When Will The Night Be Starry” by Katrina Howell, embark on an exhilarating odyssey. Here, amidst the whispering olive groves and ancient ruins, witness the human spirit at its brightest, standing tall and unyielding in the face of adversity. Get ready to be fascinated by a world where every page in this romance novel resonates with the echoes of bravery, love, and the unbreakable bonds that define the essence of humanity.

A Tale of Triumph in Turmoil - Finding Light Amidst Shadows

Journey to the heart of Crete, where the echoes of wartime trials echo through generations. Amidst the turmoil of Nazi occupation, the two families find comfort in each other’s embrace. It is amidst these shadows that an extraordinary sisterhood emerges, their friendship becoming a guiding light of hope. Guided by the wisdom of Eleftheria and Elpida, the matriarchs, these women stand resilient in the face of civil war, heartaches, and political unrest. Their unity becomes a tribute to the power of companionship, proving that even in the pitch-black darkness, the light of friendship can guide the way.

Katrina Howell

About The Author

Katrina lives in Wales on the island of Anglesey with her husband Kevin and her two terriers, Pip and Poppi. A former infection control specialist nurse, working through the pandemic, Katrina decided that when it was all over she would write books, the job she had always wanted. Having lived in Greece when she was young, and returning at least once every year, her writing is often centred on the country she loves, with themes of its history, war and survival. Another interest is the archeology and ancient civilisation of Crete, especially the Minoan civilisation, their culture and art and there is often a thread or motif of this in her work.

Love's Endless Symphony - Uniting Hearts Across Time

Love, like a timeless melody, finds its way into the hearts of our characters amidst the rubble of conflict. An English archaeologist, drawn into their world, becomes a pivotal figure in their story. His story intertwines with theirs, forming a love saga that defies the ravages of time. Through loss and heartbreak, their love stories echo the promise of tomorrow. These tales are not just of romance but of enduring passion, demonstrating that love knows no boundaries. It thrives, even amidst the toughest trials, teaching us that every heartbreak is a step closer to a love that defies the odds.

From Struggle to Splendour - A Journey of Prosperity

Witness the remarkable transformation of families who rise from the dust of poverty to bask in the splendour of a new era – tourism. Crete, with its ancient charm, becomes the canvas upon which their dreams are painted. Through relentless determination and boundless love, these families evolve into pioneers of prosperity. Their journey, carved from the stone of struggle, becomes a living tribute to the triumph of the human spirit. Through the rich interconnectedness of history, their legacy shines brightly, inspiring generations with their tale of tenacity and triumph.

Indulge in an Epic Adventure

Dive deep into the pages of a fascinating historical romance novel where simplicity meets grandeur, and every word is a brushstroke painting, a vivid, sprawling masterpiece. This isn’t just a story; it’s a vibrant blend of emotions, an adventure that will wrap you in its warmth. Join us in this journey of bravery and camaraderie, where love knows no limits and friendships stand the test of time. Let the enchanting story of Katrina Howell whisk you away to a world where the human spirit perseveres, and the brilliance of love illuminates even the darkest corners. Your extraordinary adventure awaits, spanning the horizons of courage, love, and the enduring power of friendship.



This fiction book is a captivating novel by Katrina Howell set in Crete during World War II. The story follows the account of the entangled lives of two families facing the horrors of war, showcasing their resilience, enduring friendships, and unyielding love amidst adversity.

The story revolves around the members of two families and a group of extraordinary women whose friendships become a guiding light during the darkest times. It also features an English archaeologist-turned-operative whose life becomes intricately woven into the fabric of their destinies.

The novel explores themes of bravery, love, friendship, and the indomitable human spirit. It delves into the resilience of individuals facing war, loss, and political upheaval, highlighting the power of human connections and the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.

While the story is a work of fiction, it is inspired by the historical context of World War II and the experiences of people during that time. The characters and events are fictional, but they are set against a backdrop of real historical events.

“When Will The Night Be Starry” by Katrina Howell is available for purchase at Amazon. Join us in this extraordinary journey by getting your copy today!