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Summary

A dramatic and heartwarming new novel set in the Blitz, from the best-selling author Annie Groves.

The East End of London has been devastated by the Blitz, and the people are struggling to come to terms with their ravaged city. Rationing bites ever deeper, and and everything that makes life better is in short supply. For the district nurses, the challenges are tougher than ever.

Gladys loves her work in the Civil Nursing Reserve, but just when she needs to rely on her sister at home to help out with the chores, she turns into a handful of trouble. Edith is learning to cope with her boyfriend's injuries after Dunkirk, but will she have to choose between her love for him and her career?

With no end in sight, the war reaches its darkest moment. Can the nurses - and the families and patients that rely on them - find the strength to carry on?

©2019 Annie Groves (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"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 Break)

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I absolutely loved listening to this final book. I could close my eyes and live in the moment.

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another fabulous read from Annie Groves
you get into the characters cant wait for book 4

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I usually like these sort of stories.. however, not so much this one. The narration was not up to much either, she sounded like a child most of the time.

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  • 14-01-21

Love losses love fulfill.

Great series of stories centered around young nurses enduring hardship during ww2 . All the young ladies are surrounded by difficult times, but love is always champion.