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Summary

A family pulled apart. A love silenced....

For as long as Briony Valentine can remember she has been soft on Eddie, the boy next door. But their chance of romance is stifled when the Luftwaffe begin dropping bombs on the midlands. Eddie is called up to serve, as is Briony's father, tearing her world apart. As the telegrams arrive, all she can do is pray.

Despite past disagreements, Briony's affluent grandparents open their doors to the three Valentine children, offering them the safety of Cornwall - far from the bombs and far from the only world they've ever known.Will the Valentine family ever unite, and will Briony ever see Eddie again?

A moving, compelling and wonderfully authentic portrait of family life amongst the perils of WWII, from a much-loved author. 

©2014 Rosie Goodwin (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A gifted writer. Tells a cracking story and does so with an insight into people that is rarely found." ( Nottingham Evening Post)
"Goodwin is a master of her craft: she excels in writing about the complexity of relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship." ( Lancashire Evening Post)

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well written story

excellent book good story and very well written. Looking forward to more of her books.

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Great read

We enjoyed this book so much it had twists and turns but the end result was just as expected,Well done we loved it.

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And Another One

Yet another heartwarming story by Rosie Goodwin, and the narrator, Charlie Sanderson is really good. So pleased they stuck to the same narrator throughout the books.

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Wonderful

This is one of my favourite books, I laughed, cried and got scared.
Can't wait to read another book, by the author

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great

great listen , I really enjoyed this book, would like to listen to more soon

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WONDERFUL

Another wonderful story by Rosie. Great story line. kept me interested throughout and fabulous narrator as usual .

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Was hooked all through the story

Really loved this book & was hooked all through the story
-In fact I never wanted it to end, like all Rosie Goodwin's books they are well & truly Brilliant & highly recommended

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Good story

This was a good story telling the journey of one family through the war. Sometimes it felt like it was a bit amateur in the writing but overall not bad. However, the narrator was terrible. Very much like a schoolchild reading aloud. Long pauses in the wrong places. I almost gave up listening after the first chapter or so but persevered and even with the bad narration I was glad I continued to the end.