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A Wartime Wife by Lizzie Lane

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Mary Anne, mother of three children, accepts her husband’s abuse, after all he is a veteran of the Great War. When drunk, which he frequently is, he beats her and uses her as a sex object. Another child is out of the question so when she becomes pregnant again she visits the local gypsy woman … as so often happens with these back street abortions, things go badly wrong but silver linings exist for Mary Anne. This begins a linking series of stories starring Mary Anne. It was originally published as Loving Enemies by the author’s pseudonym Jeannie Johnson and a short prequel is available in ebook, The Soldier’s Valentine.

If you like Lizzie Lane you might also like to read books by Carol Rivers, Maggie Ford and Katie Flynn.


A Wartime Wife by Lizzie Lane

Trapped in a marriage to the wrong man...Struggling to make ends meet, Mary Anne Randall is offered no help by her drunk and abusive husband. A pawnbroking business run from the wash house at the back of her home is the only way she can hope to keep her three kids fed and clothed. But, as storm clouds gather over Europe, can Mary Anne break free from her loveless marriage for what might be a last chance at love...? It is previously published as Loving Enemies.

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About the Author

Lizzie Lane was born and brought up in one of the toughest areas of Bristol, the eldest of three siblings who were all born before her parents got round to marrying. Her mother, who had endured both the depression and war years, was a natural born story teller, and it's from her telling of actual experiences of the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century, that Lizzie gets her inspiration. Lizzie put both cities and rat race behind her in 2012 and moved onto a boat, preferring to lead the simple life where she can write and watch the sun go down without interruption.

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Publication date

13th February 2014


Lizzie Lane

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Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing


416 pages


Family Drama
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