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Dancing in the Moonlight by Rita Bradshaw
  

Dancing in the Moonlight

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Running from 1925 and into the war years, this is a tale of large families struggling to survive through men folk on short-time and turning to crime to make ends meet, until call-up changes everyone’s lives. Lucy Fallow, just a kid herself when her mother dies, is landed with a family of three grown men and four youngsters to look after. The family of four boys next door help and she falls for the youngest. Trouble. The oldest believes Lucy is his. Through turbulent years and much heartache, young love must surely win. This is dramatic, tough, Kleenex material, a lovely read. She is very good.

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Synopsis

Dancing in the Moonlight by Rita Bradshaw

On her deathbed, Lucy Fallow's mother makes her twelve-year-old daughter promise to look after her four younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. When the Fallow menfolk lose their jobs they take work wherever they can. But it's not long before they are working on the wrong side of the law and under the watchful eye of Tom McKenzie. Meanwhile, through the hardship Lucy begins to form a relationship with Jacob McKenzie, the boy next door, and one evening they dance cheek to cheek in the moonlight and know that one day they will marry. However, as their love grows so does the resentment from Jacob's older brother Tom. He has had his eye on Lucy for years and has never understood why she doesn't fall for him like all the other girls her age. Now he knows why -- his brother already has her heart. What follows is a chain of heart-breaking events where Jacob and Lucy are torn from each other's arms. Will they ever dance in the Moonlight again ...?

About the Author

Rita Bradshaw

Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she still lives today. At the age of sixteen she met her husband - whom she considers her soulmate - and they have two daughters and a son and four young grandchildren. In any spare moments she loves walking her dogs, reading, eating out and visiting the cinema and theatre, as well as being involved in her local church and animal welfare.

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Publication date

1st November 2013

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Rita Bradshaw

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9781447217299

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