An emotional and engrossing portrayal of the lives of four women as Valentine's day approaches, in 1941 wartime London.
'Life brought enough problems and upsets for young hearts, especially young female hearts, without them having to carry the added burden of the war!' Tilly is passionately in love with the dashing American journalist, Drew. But he is harbouring a secret that threatens their burgeoning love. At the same time, Dulcie's brother Rick walks back into her life, the man who she longed for all those years ago! Agnes is comforted by the loving arms of her caring train driver fiance Ted. And Sally could not be happier with her talented surgeon boyfriend at her side, especially since he's risked his life to visit her at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. For Tilly's mother, Olive, the cold heart that had been frozen since her partner died, is beginning to thaw. But the man she pines for is betrothed to another. The net curtains on the well-to-do Article Row have been twitching, and prying eyes have seen the way she's been looking at Sergeant Dawson! When the clock strikes midnight at the Hammersmith Palais, three couples stare deeply into their lovers' eyes. The confident and stunningly beautiful East Ender, Dulcie, is left alone once more, abandoned by her boyfriend at this most precious of precious moments. But the women of No. 13 Article Row know that joy is short lived in the London of 1941. It's a treacherous place, especially for the tender-hearted. As Valentine's Day approaches, the perils of war threaten life as they know it and all matters of the heart.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Praise for Annie Groves:
'An engrossing story'
'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
'Written from the heart'
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||2nd February 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
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 BauerMore About Annie Groves