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Some Sunny Day by Annie Groves
  

Some Sunny Day

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Annie Groves is not a household name yet, but we think she has the qualities to break through in the historical saga market. She brilliantly captures the drama of World War Two Liverpool, the Italian community there, just as Italy joins the enemy. There are characters you’ll love and characters you’ll hate but they’re all equally well drawn and very real. Forbidden love for a young girl whose family has been wiped out is well portrayed but will she triumph over adversity in the end? A great escapist read.

If you like Annie Groves you might also like to read books by Lyn Andrews, Joan Jonker and Maureen Lee.

Synopsis

Some Sunny Day by Annie Groves

Rosie has grown up in the heart of Liverpool's Italian community, treated as one of their own. With a father away at sea and a mother more interested in other men than her only daughter, the bighearted Grenellis are the closest thing Rosie has to a proper family.

But when war breaks out, and Italy becomes the Allies' adversary, everything changes. The community is torn in two: friends become enemies, neighbours become traitors and Rosie is left uncertain of just who she can trust.

As war intensifies, and Liverpool is subjected to relentless bombings, things become more perilous. When a devastating attack leaves her mother dead, Rosie is sent to live with her aunt in Edge Hill. Her father is feared missing at sea and her aunt lets slip a family secret which has unimaginable consequences...

Fleeing her cruel aunt, Rosie becomes a Land Girl and falls in love – with someone utterly forbidden. As bombs drop and families are ripped apart by conflict at home and abroad, can they find happiness or will war stand in their way?

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

19th February 2007

Author

Annie Groves

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (a Format)
592 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Family Drama
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Sagas

ISBN

9780007209651

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