A captivating saga from the author of ‘Hettie of Hope Street’ set on the eve of WW2 in Liverpool, where life is about to change for ever for its inhabitants.
As war breaks out so too does Molly Dearden…
Molly is used to living in the shadow of her older sister, June. When their mother died when she was just seven years old, June helped their grief-stricken father look after Molly in their tiny home in the tight-knit Edge Hill district of Liverpool. Loving and kind, June is also bossy and forthright, in sharp contrast to the shy, sweet Molly.
But as her sixteenth birthday passes, Molly doesn't realise how much she is going to have to grow up. As the threat of a second world war grows greater, she must learn to protect herself, her family, and her heart.
When hostilities finally break out, Molly finds the courage to leave her factory job and enlist in the Women’s Voluntary Services. There, she can help the war effort and stand on her own two feet for the first time. It's a terrifying, unpredictable time, but also some of the best days of her life, especially when she meets, and falls for, Eddie.
Snatched hours when Eddie's on leave from his Navy duties is all they can hope for. But then tragedy strikes and all precious time is cruelly taken away from them. Just when Molly thinks she can take no more, the terrible reality of war hits her home town, with terrifying repercussions.
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Praise For Annie Groves
‘An engrossing story.’ My Weekly
‘A stirring and heartrending family saga…Against a backdrop of change when the suffragette movement was coming to the fore, the choices and dreams of a generation of women combine to create this passionate story.’ Liverpool Daily Post
‘Heartwrenching and uplifting in equal measure – a tragic indictment of what can happen when you swap passion for duty. Roll on the sequel!’ Take a Break
‘The perfect book to curl up with.’ YoursBook Description:
In wartime, everyone fights...
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007209622