Lilian Harry is one of those lovely authors whose fans may argue about whether her April Groves books are better than her Burracombe ones. Well, now you have a book that links characters from both in a wedding. What more could you ask for?
It is December 1952. A wedding is being planned in April Grove, Portsmouth, and Jess and Frank Budd want to bring together all their friends and neighbours. They even invite Stella Simmons and her sister Maddy, who now live in the Devonshire village of Burracombe.
Dan and Ruth Hodges attend, together with Dan's son Sammy, who immediately falls in love with his childhood playmate Maddy. But Stephen Napier, son of the Squire of Burracombe, proves a strong rival and Maddy is not yet ready to make such a momentous decision about her life.
Meanwhile, Ruth's niece Lizzie and her husband Alec seem to have overcome the problems they encountered when Alec returned from the POW camp which almost broke him. But their happiness is threatened when a face from Lizzie's past reappears in her life and turns everything upside down.
'This wonderfully nostalgic novel will evoke strong memories for those who were around in the 1950s¿ A heart-warming story from the author of Storm over Burracombe, Lilian Harry is an outstanding storyteller.' MANCESTER EVENING NEWS
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||8th January 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction,|
Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with two ginger cats. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, and is a keen walker.More About Lilian Harry