It is the summer of 1943, and war continues to rage. For Rose and her sister Diana, it’s a time of independence and self-discovery as they find first loves.
But when Rose unearths a love story from another war, she discovers an extraordinary secret and must ask herself: is she really in love?
©1991 Michelle Magorian (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
Love in its complexities
Rose's first dance is a hysterical story that will live long after the book as well as her hours in the bookshop.
That's a tricky one, I appreciate Rose's spunk and Alec's sensibility and openness.
Every moment is so honest, you cringe, blush, laugh and love with the characters, you move with them.
Delicious book, to be served as comfort. It isn't unpredictable or twisty just honest and lovely!
Heartwarming, wartime, romance
It reminded me of 'Part of the Furniture' by Mary Wesley (another excellent book). It had the same authentic wartime feel, many of the themes were similar and the style of the books were alike.
Mad Hilda. I thought her story, which runs parallel to that of the heroine, was desperately moving. Although fictional, I am sure that the author based Hilda's story on real life events as I have heard accounts of women suffering the same fate in the early twentieth century. It makes you realise how things have changed for the better in the last one hundred years.
An easy to listen to, well written story with a strong sense of the period.
"A book that gives you a hug"
Yes, It was heartwarmaing
Rose, the quintessential english rose
Only watch Goodnight Mr Tom, Its in a similar vein
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