A Winter Wedding at Bletchley Park by Molly Green

The second inspiring novel in the heartwarming and hopeful Bletchley Park Girls series from the queen of saga, Molly Green… When Rosie Frost was jilted on her wedding day, she didn’t think life could get any worse. But six years later in the throes of the Second World War, she is unceremoniously dismissed from her… Continue reading A Winter Wedding at Bletchley Park by Molly Green

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The Ballroom Blitz by Anton Du Beke

September 1940. As the skies split apart and bombs rain down on London, it’s all the staff at the famed Buckingham Hotel can do to keep their guests in the luxury they’re accustomed to, and evoke the magic of the Grand ballroom for them each night.  Home on leave and still reeling from the tragic events… Continue reading The Ballroom Blitz by Anton Du Beke

The Winter Garden by Nicola Cornick

Remember, remember, the fifth of November… 1605: Anne Catesby fears for her family. Her son, the darkly charismatic Robert, is secretly plotting to kill the King, placing his wife and child in grave danger. Anne must make a terrible choice: betray her only child, or risk her family’s future. Present day: When her dreams of becoming… Continue reading The Winter Garden by Nicola Cornick

Good Taste by Caroline Scott

When Stella Douglas, author of a much-loved but not very successful biography of a forgotten cookery writer, is summoned to see her editor in London, she is dreading being told her writing career is over before it’s even started. But much to her surprise, she finds she is being commissioned to write another book –… Continue reading Good Taste by Caroline Scott

The Echoes of Love by Jenny Ashcroft

Under the Cretan sun, in the summer of 1936, two young people fall in love…  Eleni has been coming to Crete her entire life, swapping her English home for cherished sun-baked summers with her grandfather in his idyllic shoreside villa. When she arrives in 1936, she believes the long, hot weeks ahead will be no… Continue reading The Echoes of Love by Jenny Ashcroft

The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

A rebellious daughter 1923. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets. A sister with a secret 1944. Running from the brutality of… Continue reading The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

London, 1944. Clara Button is no ordinary librarian. While the world remains at war, in East London Clara has created the country’s only underground library, built over the tracks in the disused Bethnal Green tube station. Down here a secret community thrives: with thousands of bunk beds, a nursery, a café and a theatre offering… Continue reading The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

Welcome to Whitlock Close by Karen Louise Hollis

It’s 1981 and the Thorpe family – Robert, Sandra and their eleven-year-old daughter Louise – decide to move from the city of Lincoln to a village seven miles away. Moving into New Barnham, they must each find their place in a village where they know no-one and Louise has to start at a big new… Continue reading Welcome to Whitlock Close by Karen Louise Hollis

We’ll Meet Again by Anton Du Beke

London, 1939. ‘Downton with dance, perfect’ Santa Montefiore As war is declared once more, a shadow falls over Britain. The staff at the luxurious Buckingham hotel must do all that they can to keep their important guests happy, but behind the scenes they are scared. Away from the glitz and the glamour of the ballroom they… Continue reading We’ll Meet Again by Anton Du Beke

Steel Girls on the Home Front by Michelle Rawlins

Spring 1940As the war rages on, Vickers steelworks is busier than ever which is proving tough for Nancy as she juggles working long hours and looking after two young children, all while waiting for her husband to return home safely. Betty is determined to roll up her sleeves and joins the Women’s Voluntary Service to keep busy and… Continue reading Steel Girls on the Home Front by Michelle Rawlins