But does myra's bitterness and caustic wit belie a secret heartache?Ruthie starts work at the munitions factory, enduring terrible conditions in order to put food on the table for herself and her widowed mother. In this heady, uncertain time, infatuation and passion blossom. The new liverpool-based world war Two saga from the author of Goodnight Sweetheart is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war.
The Grafton Girls #ad - A unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain. When diane wilson leaves cambridge for Liverpool, destined for Derby House and war work as a teleprint operator, she is intent on mending her broken heart. But has each girl found true love – or true trouble? .
A Mother's Blessing: In wartime, everyone fights...HarperCollins #ad - In their snatched moments when Edie is on leave from the Navy, the two of them excitedly plan their future. After tragedy strikes, molly’s happiness is snatched away, but she knows there is more at stake that one broken heart. Molly wants to be brave like her mother would have wanted her to be – can she find the courage to carry on for the sake of her country and her family?
A Mother's Blessing: In wartime, everyone fights... #ad - A captivating saga set on the eve of WW2 in Liverpool, where life is about to change forever for one girl. When her mother died when she was just seven years old, Molly helped her grief-stricken father look after their tiny home in their tight-knit Liverpool street. Though she’s always felt in the shadow of her sister June, as WWII breaks out, Molly sees a chance to do her bit for her home town.
Enlisting in the women's voluntary Service, Molly is terrified of what lies ahead, but she also meets Edie and lives for the time they spend together.
Some Sunny DayHarperCollins #ad - Forbidden love and family secrets In World War Two Liverpool in the heartrending new saga from the author of Goodnight Sweetheart. Rosie has grown up in the heart of Liverpool's Italian community, treated as one of their own. With a father away at sea and a mother more interested in other men than her only daughter, the bighearted Grenellis are the closest thing Rosie has to a proper family.
But when war breaks out, and Italy becomes the Allies' adversary, everything changes. Her father is feared missing at sea and her aunt lets slip a family secret which has unimaginable consequences…Fleeing her cruel aunt, Rosie becomes a Land Girl and falls in love – with someone utterly forbidden. When a devastating attack leaves her mother dead, Rosie is sent to live with her aunt in Edge Hill.
Some Sunny Day #ad - The community is torn in two: friends become enemies, neighbours become traitors and Rosie is left uncertain of just who she can trust. As war intensifies, and Liverpool is subjected to relentless bombings, things become more perilous. As bombs drop and families are ripped apart by conflict at home and abroad, can they find happiness or will war stand in their way?
When the Lights Go On Again Campion Family Book 5HarperCollins #ad - But she needs help if she is to face down her fears and look to the future. Lou, separated from her twin Sasha, is breaking the mould in her new role as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary. But she is shaken to her core when a face from her past shows up, the devilishly handsome American GI, Kieran Mallory.
Back in london katie hopes that she is finally over Luke, the man who broke her heart, until a surprise letter from him arrives. On the home front, the campion family are doing their bit –working tirelessly in the hope that the end of the war is now in sight. Sasha, newly engaged to Bobby has been tormented by nameless terrors ever since she was rescued from a bomb shaft.
When the Lights Go On Again Campion Family Book 5 #ad - . But can they rebuild something stronger on the ashes of their love?Even though today is full of suffering and pain, there is hope that tomorrow the lights will go on again. The tide is turning, the battle is far from over for the Campions…Autumn 1944, but on the home front, the allies are invading Italy.
The Heart of the Family Campion Family Book 3HarperCollins #ad - She’s the last person her family would expect to help anyone; but when a figure from the past turns up on the doorstep, Bella’s unexpected reserves of compassion are revealed. From hardship and heartbreak, surviving the toughest of times, the Campions know they can make it through if they have one another.
The much-loved author of across the mersey tells of Liverpool under bombardment as never before – but the Campion family refuses to give in. The campions have always stuck together through danger and sorrow, but even they begin to wonder if it’s time to take their youngest, the twins, to safety away from the bombing raids.
The Heart of the Family Campion Family Book 3 #ad - The twins have other worries on their minds; having been inseparable, they now realise that they each have different ambitions - and Lou isn’t sure she’ll find what she wants close to home. Meanwhile, cousin bella is managing a creche and discovers that life isn’t all about pleasure.
Daughters of Liverpool Campion Family Book 2HarperCollins #ad - He’s had his heart broken already by a flighty nurse. She makes it clear that she’s here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks. Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. Evocative and heartrending saga of liverpool during world War Two, from the author of AS TIME GOES BY – rising star Annie GrovesKatie’s full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool.
Daughters of Liverpool Campion Family Book 2 #ad - . It’s her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can’t even speak about it to the family she’s billeted with. Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life. His mother can’t help worry about him - but she’s got more than enough on her plate with her youngest children, the teenage twins, who don’t see why a war should stop them having fun and achieving their ambition to go on the stage.
Where the Heart Is Campion Family Book 4HarperCollins #ad - A fabulous drama of the campion family, struggling to stay together as World War Two rages over LiverpoolLou Campion has joined the WAAFs, against the wishes of her parents and twin sister Sasha. Yet even in the darkest hour there is hope. The campions find that they have a hero in their midst and while their city is crumbling, their pride is intact.
Where the Heart Is Campion Family Book 4 #ad - Can she do this or will it all end in deep disgrace?tragedy haunts the other members of the family, as Katie's plans for the future are dashed, Fran's young husband is close to death and Bella's impossible passion has to remain a close secret. Lou's always been a rebel, but now finds that if she wants to succeed she'll have to follow extremely strict rules.
Across the Mersey Campion Family Book 1HarperCollins #ad - Vi’s equally proud of her husband’s new role as a local councillor and their elegant new house, and has raised her children to expect the best. As war breaks out, agonising decisions must be faced. Jean’s proud of her honest, hardworking husband and their children, but there’s never a penny to spare.
Across the Mersey Campion Family Book 1 #ad - . From the author of ‘the grafton girls’ comes the story of one Liverpool family preparing for the onslaught of World War Two, while trying not to fight among themselves. Jean and vi are twins but couldn’t be more different. Then the twins’ own younger sister, singer Francine, returns home unexpectedly and stirs up the past, even in the midst of present danger.
This is a tremendous saga of fighting spirit and family closeness, and the belief that even though today is full of destruction and pain, there is hope for a better tomorrow. Should the oldest children enlist? Should the youngest be evacuated? All the traditional certainties are overturned.
London BellesHarperCollins #ad - Soon their lives will change irrevocably and the home that binds the London Belles is no longer the sanctuary they once sought. Where once stood a vivacious, sociable girl, now stands one plagued by homesickness and a betrayal that is devastatingly fresh in her mind. Dulcie is living the high life in the West End, a world away from her home in Stepney.
Working at selfridges gives her access to the most fashionable clothes and makeup, but at home she is the black sheep of the family; always second to her sister. Finding freedom and independence – as well as love, passion and heartbreak – for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.
London Belles #ad - United by chance, bound together in times of needWhen tragedy strikes, Olive is forced to seek lodgers. But with change comes exciting new opportunities, worlds away from the life she's known…As the women prepare for war, all of their futures hang in the balance. So she decides it's time to make a bid for freedom.
Agnes grew up in an orphanage, having been left on the steps as a new-born baby. But with war looming, and the orphanage relocating to the country, she must now seek out a job and lodgings. London belles is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Three girls come knocking at her door, each in need of a roof over their heads.
Sally has left liverpool to work as a nurse in London and when she arrives she is a shell of her former self.
As Time Goes ByHarperCollins #ad - But help is at hand, from a most unlikely source. This stirring tale of women fighting together to do their bit for their country, keep their families together and finding love and fulfilment in the process will delight her fans and win her many more. The liverpool-based world war ii saga from the ‘new katie flynn’when sam grey joins the ATS, and is posted to Liverpool she wants to show that she’s as brave as any man, and when she doesn’t get the chance her lively nature leads her into confrontation with her authoritarian boss.
As Time Goes By #ad - She works hard doing shifts in a factory and singing at the Grafton ballroom, confessing to no-one the shameful reason why she needs two jobs. Sparks also fly when she encounters johnny, whose heroic work in bomb disposal makes him very attractive to many women – but Sam’s determined not to fall for his charm.
Sally wants nothing more than to protect her small children while her husband is a prisoner of war.
The Mersey Daughter: A heartwarming Saga full of tears and triumphHarperCollins #ad - Her future is full of uncertainty and the only thing that keeps her going is knowing that her children are safe from the Luftwaffe – and the letters that she receives from Jack Callaghan, her childhood sweetheart – but a life together can is just a distant fantasy. Meanwhile, kitty callaghan has joined the WRENS and it’s opened up a whole new world.
The Mersey Daughter: A heartwarming Saga full of tears and triumph #ad - The brand new wartime drama novel from bestselling author Annie Groves, perfect for fans of Christmas on the Mersey and Child of the Mersey. Rita kennedy has finally seen through her good-for-nothing husband, Charlie. Now he’s gone awol with his fancy woman and left her at the mercy of the local gossips.
But despite finding romance with a handsome doctor, she still can’t forget Frank Feeny, the brave officer from Empire Street who still inhabits her dreams. As the bombs rain down on liverpool, Rita and Kitty must face heartache and sorrow as they pray for the sun to shine on the Mersey once again.