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. A captivating saga set on the eve of WW2 in Liverpool, where life is about to change forever for one girl.
A Mother's Blessing: In wartime, everyone fights... #ad - 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.
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. 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? 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.
Some Sunny Day #ad - When a devastating attack leaves her mother dead, Rosie is sent to live with her aunt in Edge Hill. 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.
The Grafton GirlsHarperCollins #ad - But will hundreds of miles ease the pain of her betrayal?From the moment she first lays eyes on Myra Stone in the Wavertree terrace she is billeted to, Diane senses she's bad news. 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.
But ruthie is befriended by lively and vivacious Jess Hunt who injects colour and fun into the drab surroundings. All four women are brought together at The Grafton, the local dance hall favoured by American GIs as well as the local girls. But has each girl found true love – or true trouble? A unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.
The Grafton Girls #ad - 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. 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.
When the Lights Go On Again Campion Family Book 5HarperCollins #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. 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.
When the Lights Go On Again Campion Family Book 5 #ad - . 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. 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.
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.
Where the Heart Is Campion Family Book 4HarperCollins #ad - 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. 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.
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. Lou's always been a rebel, but now finds that if she wants to succeed she'll have to follow extremely strict rules.
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 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. 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 Heart of the Family Campion Family Book 3 #ad - 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.
Daughters of Liverpool Campion Family Book 2HarperCollins #ad - Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life. 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.
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. 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.
Daughters of Liverpool Campion Family Book 2 #ad - Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. 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.
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. Then the twins’ own younger sister, singer Francine, returns home unexpectedly and stirs up the past, even in the midst of present danger.
Across the Mersey Campion Family Book 1 #ad - 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. Jean’s proud of her honest, hardworking husband and their children, but there’s never a penny to spare. Should the oldest children enlist? Should the youngest be evacuated? All the traditional certainties are overturned.
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.
Only a Mother KnowsHarperCollins #ad - A compelling novel about four young women in wartime London, from the best-selling author of London Belles and My Sweet Valentine. In article row, tilly, sally, in london’s holborn – four young women, Dulcie and Agnes – have already been witnesses to the heartache and pain that Hitler’s bombs have inflicted on ordinary Londoners.
Tilly is desperate to wed her beau, Drew. But his terrible injuries have changed his life forever. Terrified that something will happen to prevent them from being together, her fears seem to be coming true when he is called back home to America. For her mother, Olive, this only adds to her worries for Tilly.
Only a Mother Knows #ad - But she has her own hands full when her friend and neighbour, Sergeant Dawson, gets some terrible news. When olive lends a hand, she finds herself at the sharp end of some unwelcome gossip. For dulcie, david, the war has brought an old flame, back into her life. But they, like thousands of other Londoners, are determined to win the battle on the home front – no matter what it takes.
Can something more develop out of their friendship? And for Agnes, she is about to find out something that will change her life, too. In this seemingly endless war, the girls will learn about love, loss and heartache.
A Christmas Promise: A heart-warming Christmas sagaHarperCollins #ad - Olive. An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London. For the girls living at No. 13 article row, the war years have never been tougher…Tilly is heartbroken when Drew, the love of her life, returns to America and doesn’t come back. But they say that it is always darkest just before the dawn, and the girl’s fortunes, so could it be that this war, are finally beginning to turn? .
Tilly’s mother, knows the real reason that he has never been in touch but fears the truth will hurt her daughter even more. For tilly’s friends, the war has also dealt them a cruel hand and, Agnes and Sally, along with the rest of the country, they have had their share of pain. Tilly can’t believe that he would break their solemn promise to love each other for ever.
The Mersey Daughter: A heartwarming Saga full of tears and triumphHarperCollins #ad - Now he’s gone awol with his fancy woman and left her at the mercy of the local gossips. 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.
The Mersey Daughter: A heartwarming Saga full of tears and triumph #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.
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.