Annie Groves Goodnight Sweetheart

ISBN 13: 9780007209637

Goodnight Sweetheart

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On the eve of World War II in Liverpool, life is about to change forever for one girl. 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 Molly was just seven years old, and June helped their grief-stricken father look after her in their tiny home in the tight-knit Edge Hill district of Liverpool. But as her 17th birthday passes, Molly doesn't realize how much she is going to have to grow up. As the threat of a second world war looms, she must learn to protect herself, her family, and her heart. When hostilities finally break out, Molly finds the courage to enlist in the Women's Voluntary Service. There, she can help the war effort and finally stand on her own two feet. It's a terrifying time, but also some of the best days of her life, especially when she meets and falls for Eddie. The pair live for the precious hours when Eddie is on leave from the Navy and excitedly plan their future together. But then tragedy strikes. Devastated, Molly can take no more. But then the terrible reality of war hits her home town and Molly must find the strength to protect those closest to her heart.

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About the Author:

Annie Groves is also the author of Across the Mersey and As Time Goes By. Goodnight Sweetheart is based on wartime recollections of Liverpool from members of her family who come from the city. She also writes under the name Penny Jordan.

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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`Exceptionally good within this area, well written and beautifully developed characters.' Sarah Broadhurst

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