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Summary

Jean Fullerton, the queen of the East End, returns with a wonderful new Christmas novel. Because in the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever.  

With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. 

For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a newfound freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?

©2018 Jean Fullerton (P)2018 Bolinda

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Amazing story

I didn’t realise this was a continuation of a previous book about the Brogan family but I was pleasantly surprised.
The story about other members of the brogan family left me shocked,tearful and enthralled. I was totally gripped by all the twists and turns and was emotional at others.
Loved loved loved

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awfull narrater

couldn't listen to the narrator terrible voice keepted jumping only got to chapter six.could listen any more

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Ear plugs needed!!

A good story spoilt by a terrible narrator. So much shouting paracetamol were needed. Never listened to a story before that left my head pounding. I should have taken note of other reviews as a warning was there. Very disappointed.

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Really enjoyable book

What a lovely book, the narrator was amazing , great characters and beautifully written , highly recommended.

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Enjoyable listen

Normally I don't opt for stories based around the war era but choose this book after searching for Christmas titles. The storyline was great and although there were a few predictable chapters, the book is definitely worth a read/listen and has a good narrator. I will definitely look into more books from this author.

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Lovely book, shame about different narrator.

This is another great book from this author and series.
The story is lovely and takes you straight back to the era.
The author must have taken time to research as it all seems very authentic.
It’s a shame the narrator is different.
Annie Aldrington is a great narrator bringing the characters to life. It’s a shame she couldn’t narrate all the books in this series!
The narrator of this book lets it down.

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Awful amateurish voices on a great story

Sadly I had to keep abandoning this as there was only so much of this narrators dialogue I could take. Instead of varying the way someone talks, using speed, tone, pace, another more subtle realistic ways of portraying a cockney accent, we were subjected to shrieking, shrill, parody accents.
Such a shame. I do hope they stop using the school or give her some lessons in how to pronounce words better. Also awful emphasis within a sentence, changing the meaning, from time to time. But Jean Fullerton is always excellent. I highly recommend call nurse Millie series.

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wonderful Story, awful narrator

I absolutely love these stories, but the narrator of this 2nd book completely ruined it.

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A bit weak

I do enjoy books about families in war time but found this very weak and the narrator awful. Sorry but her handling of it seemed so amateurish.

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Great story

an absolute winner for me, really well read too. what a lovely war time story of love and family.