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Publisher's Summary

A compelling novel about four young women in wartime London, from the best-selling author of London Bellesand My Sweet Valentine.

In Article Row, in London’s Holborn four young women - Tilly, Sally, Dulcie and Agnes - have already been witnesses to the heartache and pain that Hitler’s bombs have inflicted on ordinary Londoners. Tilly is desperate to wed her beau, Drew. Terrified that something will happen to prevent them from being together, her fears seem to be coming true when he is called back home to America.

For her mother, Olive, this only adds to her worries for Tilly. But she has her own hands full when her friend and neighbour, Sergeant Dawson, gets some terrible news. When Olive lends a hand, she finds herself at the sharp end of some unwelcome gossip.

For Dulcie, the war has brought an old flame, David, back into her life. But his terrible injuries have changed his life forever. Can something more develop out of their friendship? And for Agnes, she is about to find out something that will change her life, too.

In this seemingly endless war, the girls will learn about love, loss, and heartache. But they, like thousands of other Londoners, are determined to win the battle on the home front - no matter what it takes.

©2013 Annie Groves (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"An engrossing story" (My Weekly)
"A stirring and heartrending family saga…Against a backdrop of change when the suffragette movement was coming to the fore, the choices and dreams of a generation of women combine to create this passionate story" (Liverpool Daily Post)
"Heartwrenching and uplifting in equal measure – a tragic indictment of what can happen when you swap passion for duty. Roll on the sequel!" (Take a Break)
"Written from the heart" (My Weekly)

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