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Summary

A heart-wrenching family saga about women in World War 2, the strength of friendship, and hope.

1940, Liverpool: Alice Turner and her best friend, Millie Markham, work for the war effort at Rootes munitions factory, making shell caps and Halifax bombers. Alice’s sweetheart, Terry, is home from the front for a brief period of leave. But the honeymoon is soon over. Terry must go back to the dangers of Nazi-occupied France, and the ever-present air raid sirens quickly bring Alice back down to earth. 

When a terrible explosion at the factory leads to a tragic death, Millie receives devastating news, and a loved one is announced missing in action, the heartbreak of war is suddenly all too real. Alice must believe Terry will make it home to keep up her strength. Her mother and Millie need all her support, and morale at the factory is at an all-time low. Can Alice and Millie help one another make it through these dark times, even as the war stretches on with no sign of an ending?

©2018 Pam Howes (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Loved this book

Well written, couldn't stop listening. Excellent narrator, really brought the characters to life. Have a real insight into family life during the war and the hardships endured.

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A great read

An enjoyable read getting immersed feeling you were there with it all going on, wanting to help them .

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Great story ready enjoy listening

Good book the voice was done well enjoy the story would recommend it to listen to

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Bit boring

Nice to have a story without an affair, but it was a bit boring for me.

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peaceful

nice story but a wee bit predictable. Enjoyed it, relaxing in bed at night.