The tide is turning, but on the home front, the battle is far from over for the Campions…
Autumn 1944, the allies are invading Italy. At home in Britain, along with everyone else, the Campion family are doing their bit – working tirelessly in the hope that the end of the war is now in sight.
Lou, separated from her twin Sasha, is spreading her wings quite literally in her new role as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary, flying new planes to RAF bases. However, while there, she is confronted with a man from her past – Kieron Mallory. Sasha, newly engaged to Bobby, is filled with increasing fear, both for Bobby and about the terror that engulfs her whenever she thinks about being trapped in the bomb shaft that nearly took her life.
Emily, newly widowed loves living in Whitchurch with Tommy, her adopted son, her pride and joy. But a chance sighting of Tommy turns Emily's world upside down and reawakens for Fran all the pain of her past.
Back in London Katie hopes that she is finally over Luke until a surprise letter from him arrives. But can they ever build a friendship on the ashes of their love?
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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 BreakAbout the Author:
Annie Groves was born and lived in the north-west of England all of her life. She was the author of the Pride family series, Ellie Pride, Connie’s Courage and Hettie of Hope Street, for which she drew upon her own family’s history, picked up from listening to her grandmother’s stories when she was a child. Her next set of novels was the World War II series Goodnight Sweetheart, Some Sunny Day, The Grafton Girls and As Time Goes By. These were followed by the Campion series, Across the Mersey, Daughters of Liverpool, The Heart of the Family, Where the Heart Is and When the Lights Go on Again, which are also based on recollections from members of her family, who come from the city of Liverpool. My Sweet Valentine follows on from Home for Christmas and London Belles and is the third in this series, which introduces a set of glorious characters living in Article Row in Holborn.
Annie Groves, whose real name was Penny Halsall, also wrote under the name of Penny Jordan and was an international bestselling author of over 170 novels with sales of over 84 million copies.
Sadly, Penny Halsall died in 2011. She left a wonderful legacy of heart-warming novels for many more fans to discover and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The final books in the Article Row series, Only a Mother Knows and A Christmas Promise, will be published posthumously in 2013.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Library ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007265956