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From Amazon bestseller Pam Howes comes an emotional World War Two saga about three young women whose bravery and friendship will see them through the darkest times.
Liverpool, 1939. Bella Rogers thought her life was just starting; she can’t wait to get married to her childhood sweetheart, Bobby. But when war is declared and Bobby is called up, his letters stop, leaving Bella heartbroken and alone. Then her family is torn apart by tragedy when her angelic five-year-old sister dies from a terrible illness. They can barely afford a funeral, but the church is packed with the entire community, devastated for their loss.
Grieving for her sister and lost love, Bella finds a job at the Bryant and May factory, making matches. As bombs begin to fall, Bella gets the workers singing, keeping spirits high amidst the fear. When she meets a handsome American airman, Earl Franklin Jr, Bella’s heart finally starts to mend. Earl encourages her passion and soon she and her friends are offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel the country’s army bases, entertaining the troops and singing for victory. They name themselves The Bryant Sisters.
Just as her life is getting back on track, Bella finds herself pregnant – and Earl reveals a shattering secret that changes everything about their future. Desolate, she flees home to Liverpool, but as an unmarried mother, will her family reject her? And, as she faces a terrible sacrifice, will she ever sing with The Bryant Sisters again?
A heartbreaking historical novel about women in wartime, friendship, family and hope. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Wives of War.
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Readers absolutely adore Pam Howes!
‘Absolutely, incredibly brilliant!! I adore each and every one of Pam Howes’s books and this one is no different!!… Lots of tense moments. I would highly recommend it and recommend everyone read all of her books.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
‘I really love this… The author has a definite knack of writing stories which just get you absolutely hooked 100% and tug at your heartstrings… I found myself gripped… Took in the atmosphere and surroundings of war-ravaged Liverpool absolutely perfectly!… It does make you reach for the tissues, but it’s a wonderful, heart-warming read of love, loss, family and friendships. Fabulous!!!’ Stardust Book Reviews ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
‘An emotional roller coaster of a read that captivated me, and had me on the edge of my seat… The story had me so engrossed that I couldn’t get on with my everyday life until I had finished it. If you enjoy a heart-warming saga that makes for a compulsive read, then look no further than this author’s books. They are truly wonderful.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
‘Poignant and engrossing, an emotional roller coaster that I couldn’t put down. I loved the background, the fleshed-out cast of characters and the well-crafted plot… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
‘Pam Howes writes a lovely story that makes you feel as if you are among them all. If it were possible, I would give more stars, as this book is BRILLIANT.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
‘Pam has a wonderful talent and makes these books engaging, emotional, enjoyable and unputdownable… The story is brilliant. Very well written. It flowed beautifully… Captures you from the word go… A first-class page-turner you really want to read.’ I Love Reading ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
‘Absolutely brilliant, five-star read… Wonderful… Perfect for reading curled up with by the fire… You will be hooked and won’t want to put this book down.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️