Written by Rosie Clark
1943, Mulberry Lane, London. In the midst of another bleak winter, life is hard for the residents of The Lane.
When Rose Merchant arrives at Mulberry Lane, she is carrying a secret that haunts her. How can she tell her landlady and the Lanes’ matriarch Peggy Ashley that she is the daughter of a murderer?
As Rose learns that she is amongst friends she gradually learns to trust and even to love. But when Peggy’s estranged husband Laurie returns home for good, both Rose and Peggy’s lives are once again turned upside down.
Can they both find their way through the heartache to find happiness?
Wonderful Addition to this Delightful Series!
WWII domestic sagas are among my favourite kind of reads, and Mulberry Lane makes it to the top of my favourites list.
While we catch up with Peggy and her friends, there is a newcomer to the lanes – a young woman looking for a fresh start in life. Where better than The Pig and Whistle? With her twins now toddlers and a pub to run plus all the food to prepare from scratch to sell in the bar, Peggy is in desperate need of another pair of hands, but no sooner do things settle down than a spanner – and a whopping big one at that – gets thrown into the mix!
I really love this series; not only does the author keep things moving and packs her novels with lots of events from the community, there is always someone new popping up to be drawn into the warmth which Peggy is at the centre of. Definitely a series to read from the beginning, it’s always such a pleasure when a new book comes out and I can get to find out what’s happening to all my favourites. It’s never dull and, I imagine, shows the reality of life for those at home during that terrible war. As with the previous novels, this is a riveting read with the odd surprise and shock and whilst it is a complete read on it’s own, I am so looking forward to the next one to find out how things pan out. A great read, and one I have no hesitation in recommending to others who enjoy reading about this time.
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: historical, women, WWII
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 288 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 4 December 2018
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author
I currently write as Rosie Clarke for Aria ( a companion publisher to Head of Zeus). I have written many other novels under various names.
Lizzie’s Secret was published on 1st April and Lizzie’s War followed on 1st September 2016. Both books were best sellers at amazon and other e-book outlets. Lizzie’s Daughters was published 1st May 2017.A lovely new series begins on 1st August 2017 The Girls of Mulberry Lane. There will be at least four in the series and if readers love the series perhaps more. Do let us know what you think with reviews and tweets. Other books include The Downstairs Maid and the Emma trilogy. Several of the books are published in mass market PB and also large print.
I would like to thank my many readers for the lovely reviews they’ve given my books on amazon.