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Summary

Jean Fullerton, the queen of the East End, returns with a wonderful new nostalgic novel.

In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever.  

With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London’s East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever, but they are doing all they can to help the war effort.  

When Ida’s oldest friend Ellen returns to town, sick and in dire need of help, it is to Ida that she turns. But Ellen carries a secret, one that threatens not only Ida’s marriage but the entire foundation of the Brogan family. Can Ida let go of the past and see a way to forgive her friend? And can she overcome her sadness to find a place in her heart for a little boy, one who will need a mother more than ever in these dark times?

©2019 Jean Fullerton (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"Charming and full of detail about the work of a nurse in 1940s London...Beautifully written." (The Lady)

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  • 21-05-20

Lovely read

Really lovely read.
Well researched and takes you right back to this era.
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Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Wonderful

I absolutely loved this audiobook. Can’t wait for the next instalment. Thank you for allowing the truly wonderful Annie Aldington to narrate it for you! Please keep using her. She knows how to bring the characters to life.

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Excellent

I accidentally listened to these books in the wrong order but tbh it made no difference as the storyline is still really good and the author has created characters that I now love. Absolutely worth listening to.