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Summary

The brand-new wartime drama novel from best-selling 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. Now he's gone AWOL with his fancy woman and left Rita at the mercy of the local gossips. 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 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.

©2017 Annie Groves (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Praise for Annie Groves:
"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)
"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)
"Written from the heart." ( My Weekly)
"An engrossing story." ( My Weekly)

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Another excellent Empire Street saga!

fantastic as always with Annie Groves, can't wait for the next installment from Empire Street!

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