1938, Mulberry Lane, London. War is looming, but on Mulberry Lane there are different battles being fought... Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp.
Maureen Jackson is a prisoner of her father's blackmail. Three years earlier, she'd been hoping to marry Rory, the man of her dreams. However, after her mother's death, she was left to care for her overbearing father. Now Rory is back in London with a pregnant wife in tow to remind Maureen of the life that should have been hers.
As war threatens, Janet ashley hopes to marry her sweetheart Mike, but her father refuses to grant them his blessing. Defying his wishes, Janet finds herself pregnant and her mother Peggy is determined to hold her family together at all costs.
Will the girls of Mulberry Lane manage to snatch happiness before the darkness of World War II descends?
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Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended!
A really well=written wartime saga set in a small neighbourhood within the capital city which involves families, friends, business and neighbours as the country makes the transition from peacetime to the start of the second world war.
This is a period which has always fascinated me - being too young to have experienced it = and I love all the small details of daily life. This book is very descriptive, bringing all the characters alive and concentrating on the people and how they cope with the day-to-day changes and challenges which war brings upon them. At the heart of the tale is the local pub and the family who live there. I love the fact that they are written about individually and not just as a whole. The diversity of the inhabitants is true to life showing the bad along with the good, and the reader becomes invested and cares about what happens with the characters.
This is the first in a new series and whilst there is scope to continue the story, I really appreciated that all the loose ends were tied up - be it loosely, so they can be unravelled and continued - as I do so hate it when a book leaves me hanging. No such worries here as this is a full and complete novel, whilst still being part of a series.
Rosie Clarke writes a compelling saga, and I shall certainly be watching out for the next volume .. in fact, I wouldn't miss it! A really satisfying and fulfilling read, thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended.
I received an arc via NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.