Pub Date 06 Apr 2017
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, Helen Carey's fifth Lavender Road novel, is an irresistible, romantic and heart-warming saga of south London's women during the Second World War. Not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson, Annie Murray and Lilian Harry.
It's 1944. London's citizens are weary of air raids and rationing. But there are rumours of an invasion of France. Is the tide of war turning?
Young widow Louise Rutherford longs to find a new husband and when a handsome American officer arrives to recruit volunteers for a secret project, she senses an opportunity. Her efforts are hampered, though, by her determination to help a ten-year-old war orphan, George Nelson.
On both sides of the street there are challenges to face. Jen Carter's relationship with Henry Keller is threatened when an old flame reappears in her life. Her mother Joyce's decision to take romance slowly threatens to become a dangerous mistake when the V1 rockets start hitting London.
In this atmospheric novel, Helen Carey brings to vivid life the spirit of the war years with all their heartache, joy and drama.