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Publisher Description

Winner of Romantic Saga of the Year 2020.

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?

In 2020, this poignant story of love and war won the RNA award for Best Romantic Saga. It is perfect for fans of Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles.

What readers are saying about The Street of Broken Dreams:

'With warmth radiating from every page, The Street of Broken Dreams is an atmospheric story of love and hope' Jennifer Wells.

'Gripping, gutsy and absolutely unputdownable ... A must-read for saga fans everywhere' Julie, NetGalley.

'I read this book in one sitting and I would highly recommend it' Stephanie, NetGalley.

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Customer Reviews

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader ,

Second book in Banbury Street series

The Street of Broken Dreams is the second installment in Banbury Street Series. I do recommend reading The Candle Factory Girl before embarking on The Street of Broken Dreams. Provides good background on Price’s. I thought The Street of Broken Dreams was well-written with steady pacing. The transitions between storylines was smooth. I do want to let readers know that the book has a disconcerting beginning. It is a necessary scene, but it is unsettling with the violence. There are great characters in the story beginning with Eva Parker who has a big heart. Mildred became engaged to Gary at the beginning of the war. It was hasty and they hardly knew each other. Cissie loves to dance and, after a terrifying night, it is the only thing that brings her relief. Jake Parker is a thoughtful, caring young man who is smitten with Cissie. He can see that she will need time to heal and he is willing to wait. I found that Tania Crosse captured this period in time especially with the attitudes and emotions of the people. England had been at war much long than the United States. They had been suffering with severe food shortages. Rationing was strict and it was a complex system (ration coupons, points). The Street of Broken Dreams is an emotional novel that takes us through the end of World War II. I like that we get to see the war through a civilian’s perspective. I appreciated the reillumination of Big Ben was included as well as people crowding around Buckingham Palace when the end of the war was announced. People wanted to see the King, Queen, Princesses and the Prime Minister. I liked the epilogue that takes us six years later and gives readers a satisfying ending to the story. Come along to Banbury Street in The Street of Broken Dreams to join Mildred Parker and Cissie Creswell on their journeys.

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