Goodnight Sweetheart

by Annie Groves

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

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The first in a projected four-part series set in Liverpool during World War II. It introduces us to a plucky girl, Molly, suddenly forced to grow up. Annie Groves is a pseudonym for Penny Jordan, a highly prolific author of romances. This series, based on her grandmother’s stories of the war, is a broader canvas for her and a lovely read. She’s great.

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Goodnight Sweetheart Synopsis

As war breaks out so too does Molly Dearden…

Molly is used to living in the shadow of her older sister, June. When their mother died when Molly was just seven years old, June helped their grief-stricken father look after her in their tiny home in the tight-knit Edge Hill district of Liverpool.

But as her seventeenth birthday passes, Molly doesn't realise how much she is going to have to grow up. As the threat of a second world war looms, she must learn to protect herself, her family - and her heart.

When hostilities finally break out, Molly finds the courage to enlist in the Women's Voluntary Service. There, she can help the war effort and finally stand on her own two feet. It's a terrifying time - but also some of the best days of her life, especially when she meets, and falls for, Eddie.

The pair live for the precious hours when Eddie is on leave from the Navy and excitedly plan their future together. But then tragedy strikes.

Devastated, Molly can take no more. But then the terrible reality of war hits her home town and Molly must find the strength to protect those closest to her heart.

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Goodnight Sweetheart Press Reviews

Praise for Annie Groves:

‘An engrossing story.’ My Weekly

‘A stirring and heartrending family saga…Against a backdrop of change when the suffragette movement was coming to the fore, the choices and dreams of a generation of women combine to create this passionate story.’ Liverpool Daily Post

‘Heartwrenching and uplifting in equal measure – a tragic indictment of what can happen when you swap passion for duty. Roll on the sequel!’ Take a Break

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ISBN: 9780007209637
Publication date: 07/08/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007209637
Publication date: 7th August 2006
Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
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About Annie Groves

Annie Groves is the psuedonym under which author Penny Jordan wrote a series of novels. She lived in the North-West and had done so all of her life. She has drawn upon her own family's history, picked up from listening to her grandmother's stories when she was a child. Her grandmother's great pride in her hometown - Preston - inspired Annie when naming her heroine in My Sweet Valentine, who is also a butcher's daughter, just like Annie's grandmother was. Penny Jordan died 31 December 2011. Author photo © Jerry Bauer  

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