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Wartime Girls by Anne Baker

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The story of a widow and her three very different daughters. They all have babies, in and out of wedlock, and the mother is hard pressed to do the right thing for each of them. Once the blitz starts their lives become very difficult. This is a book that falls into two parts, pre-war and then the war, dramatic and terrible. It is an excellent tale of its type.

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Wartime Girls by Anne Baker

Set in Liverpool during the Depression and the Blitz of the Second World War, Anne Baker's dramatic saga brings a close-knit community vividly to life. It is the day of the Grand National, 1933, when Susie Ingram's fiance, Danny, is killed in a tragic accident. In a cruel twist of Fate, Susie discovers she is carrying Danny's child and, shunned by his parents, she turns to her mother for support. Louise Ingram, widowed during the First World War, knows how hard it is to bring up a family alone, but with the help of her eldest daughter, Martha, who lives next door, they manage to survive. When little Rosie is born there is no doubt that she is Danny's daughter, but it is destined to take many more years of heartache before the two families are united again...


'Baker's understanding and compassion for very human dilemmas makes her one of romantic fiction's most popular authors' Lancashire Evening Post

'A stirring tale of romance and passion, poverty and ambition' Liverpool Echo

'Truly in language and descriptive prose' Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

'A heartwarming saga Woman's Weekly With characters who are strong, warm and sincere, this is a joy to read' Coventry Evening Telegraph

About the Author

Anne Baker trained as a nurse in England, but after her marriage lived in Libya and Nigeria before returning to her native Birkenhead, where she worked as a Health Visitor. She now lives with her husband on Merseyside.

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Publication date

9th April 2015


Anne Baker

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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


432 pages


Sagas and Romance
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