Meet the women on the home front . . .
1939. When the residents of Great Plumstead offer to open up their homes to evacuees from London, they’re preparing to care for children. So when a train carrying expectant mothers pulls into the station, the town must come together to accommodate their unexpected new arrivals . . .
Sisters Prue and Thea welcome the mothers with open arms, while others fear their peaceful community will be disrupted. But all pregnant Marianne seeks is a fresh start for herself and her unborn child. Though she knows that is only possible as long as her new neighbours don’t discover the truth about her situation.
The women of Great Plumstead, old and new, are fighting their own battles on the home front. Can the community come together in a time of need to do their bit for the war effort?
I loved this story and right from the first chapter I knew it was a book that I would really enjoy – and I was so right – I thought it was a wonderful read!
It was a very well developed plot, I do love this author’s writing style and this had such a great and relaxed flow to it. She really brought the past to life and I loved being able to spend time with these wonderful ladies.
My grandma lived through the Blitz and our town was heavily bombed one night due to our close proximity to Coventry, but they remained at home, I often wonder how different things could have been – it must have been such a scary time for those that were evacuated as well as for those that remained and the author portrays these feelings really well in the story.
I don’t want to give too much of the book away but I will say that it is 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and a wonderful trip back in time and a real heartfelt read!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rosie Hendry lives by the sea in Norfolk with her husband and children. A former teacher and research scientist, she’s always loving reading and writing. She started off writing short stories for magazines, her stories gradually becoming longer as her children grew bigger.
Listening to her father’s tales of life during the Second World War sparked Rosie’s interest in this period and she’s especially intrigued by how women’s lives changed during the war years. She loves researching further, searching out gems of real life events which inspire her writing.
When she’s not working, Rosie enjoys walking along the beach, reading and is grateful for the fact that her husband is a much better cook than her.
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