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Hettie Of Hope Street by Annie Groves
  

Hettie Of Hope Street

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Exceptionally good within this area, well written and beautifully developed characters. It’s Liverpool in the 20s and then London and follows the plight of the orphan with the beautiful voice that Ellie Pride took in, Ellie being the subject of her previous book which you must also get.

Comparison: Lyn Andrews, Audrey Howard, Katie Flynn.

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

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Synopsis

Hettie Of Hope Street by Annie Groves

Hettie is an orphan, taken in by Ellie Pride and her husband to their Preston home and treated as one of the family. But she has never felt she truly belonged.

Hettie has a special gift – a beautiful singing voice – and on the cusp of womanhood, she makes a choice that will alter the course of her life. Amid the bright lights of Liverpool, she will follow her dreams.

But once there, the only way to survive is working in the kitchens of a restaurant. Until, by chance, she is heard singing by the owner...

Whisked to London, Hettie is thrown into a theatrical and colourful world but one with a dark side, its young inhabitants haunted by the horror of the First World War, and stalked by the fear of the Depression to come.

Then tragedy strikes, and Hettie must decide between her heart and her head, her duty and her desire...

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!'
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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

1st August 2005

Author

Annie Groves

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
546 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007149599

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