Written by Tania Crosse
Summer 1945. The nation rejoices as the Second World War comes to an end but Banbury Street matriarch, Eva Parker, foresees trouble ahead.
Whilst her daughter, Mildred, awaits the return of her fiancé from overseas duty, doubts begin to seep into her mind about how little she knows of the man she has promised to marry. Or are her affections being drawn elsewhere?
Meanwhile, new neighbour, dancer Cissie Cresswell, hides a terrible secret. The end of the conflict will bring her no release from the horrific night that destroyed her life. Can she ever find her way back?
Under Eva’s stalwart care, can the two young women unite to face the doubt and uncertainty of the future?
Fabulous Read, Awesome Series!
Having enjoyed the first in this series, The Candle Factory Girl (review here), I’ve really been looking forward to reading this sequel and it held no disappointments.
Almost at the end of the second world war, rationing is biting harder than ever bringing real hardships to the residents of Banbury Street. Eva Parker is delighted when a new family moves into the house which has been empty since the deaths of the old couple who lived there. The Cresswell family don’t have their problems to seek, that’s for sure, but they are harbouring a massive secret which, as time goes on, will affect Eva’s family too.
What a fabulous second book in this awesome series! New friendships, old relationships and a real flavour of what life was like for Londoners at the end of that terrible war. With a wonderful story line, with lots of criss-cross strands, and great characterisation this is an absolute joy to read. Tania Crosse has the ability to weave a wonderful tale, and her sagas are so well-written that I just fall into them and allow them to swallow me up. I must also mention the marvellous cover, which is gorgeous and so perfect! If, like me, you are fond of great domestic stories about WWII, then this is definitely one for you. No doubt about it, this is a five star read!
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley, and especially to Victoria Joss for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. As always, the opinions expressed here are entirely my own, without influence.
Tags: family saga, romance, WWII
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 426 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 19 February 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author
Delaying her childhood dream of writing historical novels until her family had grown up, Tania eventually completed a series of published stories based on her beloved Dartmoor. She is now setting her future sagas in London and the south east.