He’s had his heart broken already by a flighty nurse. She makes it clear that she’s here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks. Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. His mother can’t help worry about him - but she’s got more than enough on her plate with her youngest children, the teenage twins, who don’t see why a war should stop them having fun and achieving their ambition to go on the stage.
Daughters of Liverpool Campion Family Book 2 #ad - Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life.
The Heart of the Family Campion Family Book 3HarperCollins #ad - She’s the last person her family would expect to help anyone; but when a figure from the past turns up on the doorstep, Bella’s unexpected reserves of compassion are revealed. From hardship and heartbreak, surviving the toughest of times, the Campions know they can make it through if they have one another.
The Heart of the Family Campion Family Book 3 #ad - . The much-loved author of across the mersey tells of Liverpool under bombardment as never before – but the Campion family refuses to give in. The campions have always stuck together through danger and sorrow, but even they begin to wonder if it’s time to take their youngest, the twins, to safety away from the bombing raids.
The twins have other worries on their minds; having been inseparable, they now realise that they each have different ambitions - and Lou isn’t sure she’ll find what she wants close to home. Meanwhile, cousin bella is managing a creche and discovers that life isn’t all about pleasure.
Where the Heart Is Campion Family Book 4HarperCollins #ad - The campions find that they have a hero in their midst and while their city is crumbling, their pride is intact. A fabulous drama of the campion family, struggling to stay together as World War Two rages over LiverpoolLou Campion has joined the WAAFs, against the wishes of her parents and twin sister Sasha.
Where the Heart Is Campion Family Book 4 #ad - . Yet even in the darkest hour there is hope. Lou's always been a rebel, but now finds that if she wants to succeed she'll have to follow extremely strict rules. Can she do this or will it all end in deep disgrace?tragedy haunts the other members of the family, as Katie's plans for the future are dashed, Fran's young husband is close to death and Bella's impossible passion has to remain a close secret.
Across the Mersey Campion Family Book 1HarperCollins #ad - From the author of ‘the grafton girls’ comes the story of one Liverpool family preparing for the onslaught of World War Two, while trying not to fight among themselves. Jean and vi are twins but couldn’t be more different. Jean’s proud of her honest, hardworking husband and their children, but there’s never a penny to spare.
Across the Mersey Campion Family Book 1 #ad - Vi’s equally proud of her husband’s new role as a local councillor and their elegant new house, and has raised her children to expect the best. As war breaks out, agonising decisions must be faced. Then the twins’ own younger sister, singer Francine, returns home unexpectedly and stirs up the past, even in the midst of present danger.
This is a tremendous saga of fighting spirit and family closeness, and the belief that even though today is full of destruction and pain, there is hope for a better tomorrow. Should the oldest children enlist? Should the youngest be evacuated? All the traditional certainties are overturned.
When the Lights Go On Again Campion Family Book 5HarperCollins #ad - The tide is turning, but on the home front, the battle is far from over for the Campions…Autumn 1944, the allies are invading Italy. But she is shaken to her core when a face from her past shows up, the devilishly handsome American GI, Kieran Mallory. Back in london katie hopes that she is finally over Luke, the man who broke her heart, until a surprise letter from him arrives.
On the home front, the campion family are doing their bit –working tirelessly in the hope that the end of the war is now in sight. Sasha, newly engaged to Bobby has been tormented by nameless terrors ever since she was rescued from a bomb shaft. But can they rebuild something stronger on the ashes of their love?Even though today is full of suffering and pain, there is hope that tomorrow the lights will go on again.
When the Lights Go On Again Campion Family Book 5 #ad - But she needs help if she is to face down her fears and look to the future. Lou, separated from her twin Sasha, is breaking the mould in her new role as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary.
A Mother's Blessing: In wartime, everyone fights...HarperCollins #ad - A captivating saga set on the eve of WW2 in Liverpool, where life is about to change forever for one girl. When her mother died when she was just seven years old, Molly helped her grief-stricken father look after their tiny home in their tight-knit Liverpool street. Molly wants to be brave like her mother would have wanted her to be – can she find the courage to carry on for the sake of her country and her family?
In their snatched moments when Edie is on leave from the Navy, the two of them excitedly plan their future. After tragedy strikes, molly’s happiness is snatched away, but she knows there is more at stake that one broken heart. Though she’s always felt in the shadow of her sister June, as WWII breaks out, Molly sees a chance to do her bit for her home town.
A Mother's Blessing: In wartime, everyone fights... #ad - Enlisting in the women's voluntary Service, Molly is terrified of what lies ahead, but she also meets Edie and lives for the time they spend together.
Winter on the Mersey: A Heartwarming Christmas SagaHarperCollins #ad - Her life as a wren means she is kept busy much of the time, she meets up again with Frank Feeny, but when Kitty finds herself stationed back home on Merseyside, the brave young officer who has always held a place in her heart. Britain is on the verge of victory, but will Kitty embrace the future and learn to love again?
The dramatic story full of heartache and triumph from the bestselling author of Christmas on the Mersey and London BellesKitty has seen her fair share of tragedy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country.
The Mersey Daughter: A heartwarming Saga full of tears and triumphHarperCollins #ad - Now he’s gone awol with his fancy woman and left her at the mercy of the local gossips. 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.
The Mersey Daughter: A heartwarming Saga full of tears and triumph #ad - 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 can is just a distant fantasy. Meanwhile, kitty callaghan has joined the WRENS and it’s opened up a whole new world.
The brand new wartime drama novel from bestselling 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.
The Grafton GirlsHarperCollins #ad - But does myra's bitterness and caustic wit belie a secret heartache?Ruthie starts work at the munitions factory, enduring terrible conditions in order to put food on the table for herself and her widowed mother. In this heady, uncertain time, infatuation and passion blossom. A unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.
When diane wilson leaves cambridge for Liverpool, destined for Derby House and war work as a teleprint operator, she is intent on mending her broken heart. But ruthie is befriended by lively and vivacious Jess Hunt who injects colour and fun into the drab surroundings. All four women are brought together at The Grafton, the local dance hall favoured by American GIs as well as the local girls.
The Grafton Girls #ad - But has each girl found true love – or true trouble? The new liverpool-based world war Two saga from the author of Goodnight Sweetheart is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. But will hundreds of miles ease the pain of her betrayal?From the moment she first lays eyes on Myra Stone in the Wavertree terrace she is billeted to, Diane senses she's bad news.
Wartime for the District Nurses The District Nurse, Book 2HarperCollins #ad - The compelling new bestseller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey. Alice lake and her friend edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London’s East End. The girls find themselves caught up in the terrible aftermath, their nursing skills desperately needed by the shaken locals on their rounds.
With the men away fighting for king and country, it’s up to the nurses to keep up the Spirit of the Blitz, and everyone is counting on them…. From babies born out of wedlock to battered wives, they’ve had plenty to keep them occupied. As rationing takes hold and Hitler’s bombers train their sights on London, there is no escaping the reality of being at war.
Wartime for the District Nurses The District Nurse, Book 2 #ad - Edith is trying to battle on bravely while bearing her own heartache but there’s no escaping the new terror of the bombing raids.
Some Sunny DayHarperCollins #ad - Forbidden love and family secrets In World War Two Liverpool in the heartrending new saga from the author of Goodnight Sweetheart. Rosie has grown up in the heart of Liverpool's Italian community, treated as one of their own. As bombs drop and families are ripped apart by conflict at home and abroad, can they find happiness or will war stand in their way?
With a father away at sea and a mother more interested in other men than her only daughter, the bighearted Grenellis are the closest thing Rosie has to a proper family. But when war breaks out, and Italy becomes the Allies' adversary, everything changes. The community is torn in two: friends become enemies, neighbours become traitors and Rosie is left uncertain of just who she can trust.
Some Sunny Day #ad - As war intensifies, and Liverpool is subjected to relentless bombings, things become more perilous. Her father is feared missing at sea and her aunt lets slip a family secret which has unimaginable consequences…Fleeing her cruel aunt, Rosie becomes a Land Girl and falls in love – with someone utterly forbidden.
When a devastating attack leaves her mother dead, Rosie is sent to live with her aunt in Edge Hill.