Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

likeyoulove
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Together for Christmas by Carol Rivers
  

Together for Christmas

Sagas and Romance   eBook Favourites   

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

An eventful, dramatic and heartfelt story of three orphans and their lives throughout World War I. Two girls, one becoming a doctor’s assistant, one a house maid, and one boy, apprenticed to a baker but sent to the trenches at 15. They suffer, they triumph and, despite some dreadful setbacks, they survive and eventually prosper in an utterly charming tale a cut above the norm.

If you like Carol Rivers you might also like to read books by Annie Groves, Alexandra Connor and Dilly Court.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Together for Christmas by Carol Rivers

August 1914, London. Britain has just declared war on Germany, and the whole country seems to be in uproar. Flora, Hilda and Will, who grew up together in St Boniface orphanage sit in the sunshine in Hyde Park on a rare day off, discussing the impending war and the changes it will bring to their lives. Will means to go off to fight, Hilda hopes to better her current lot in life as a maid at the charitable institute, Hailing House, but Flora is content with her job as assistant to the Isle of Dogs' kindly Doctor Tapper. Taking a vow, they pledge to always be there for each other, come what may. It soon becomes clear that the war will not be over by Christmas, as so many thought, and the first zeppelin raids bring casualties flooding into the surgery where Flora works. Tragedy strikes in the trenches, too, and Will returns home with physical and mental wounds too deep for Flora to be able to nurse back to health. In the meantime, Hilda has taken herself away from London to work as a maid at the sumptuous house of Adelphi. But it is not long before she finds herself out of her depth. And the consequences of her choices will lead to a shocking discovery that will change the course of the three orphans lives forever.

About the Author

Mother-of-three Carol Rivers, whose family comes from the Isle of Dogs, East London, now lives in Dorset.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Carol Rivers

More books by Carol Rivers
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.carolrivers.com
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
eBook Favourites

Sagas

ISBN

9781471131301

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools