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A Christmas promise / Annie Groves.

By: Groves, Annie [author.].
Contributor(s): Riley, Sheila.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Groves, Annie. Article Row: 5.Publisher: London : Harper, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 364 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007361557 (paperback); 0007361556 (paperback).Subject(s): Female friendship -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London. For the girls living at No. 13 Article Row, life has never been tougher. Tilly is left heartbroken after the love of her life, Drew, returns to his hometown of Chicago to visit his family and decides to stay there. After he ends their relationship via a letter, Tilly is desperate to find out the truth behind their break-up. Agnes is shocked to discover that she has inherited a house from her estranged father who left her at the orphanage all those years ago. After not having family for so long she now has a cousin who is very keen to get to know her, but is it for the right reasons? And for Tilly's mother, Olive, her repressed feelings for the unhappily married Sergeant Dawson are finally in the open, but can either of them ever recover from the guilt? Meanwhile, Sally's life is in turmoil when George is killed in an air raid, leaving her alone and pregnant. With so much tragedy surrounding them, the four girls must support each through the hard times.
List(s) this item appears in: English Authors historical fiction
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Fiction Collection GROV 1 Checked out 26/11/2021 T00618328
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An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London. For the girls living at No.13 Article Row, the war years have never been tougher...<br> <br> Tilly is heartbroken when Drew, the love of her life, returns to America and doesn't come back. Tilly can't believe that he would break their solemn promise to love each other for ever. Olive. Tilly's mother, knows the real reason that he has never been in touch but fears the truth will hurt her daughter even more.<br> <br> For Tilly's friends, Agnes and Sally, the war has also dealt them a cruel hand and, along with the rest of the country, they have had their share of pain. But they say that it is always darkest just before the dawn, so could it be that this war, and the girl's fortunes, are finally beginning to turn?

"They vowed to love one another forever - but promises are hard to keep..." --Cover.

An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London. For the girls living at No. 13 Article Row, life has never been tougher. Tilly is left heartbroken after the love of her life, Drew, returns to his hometown of Chicago to visit his family and decides to stay there. After he ends their relationship via a letter, Tilly is desperate to find out the truth behind their break-up. Agnes is shocked to discover that she has inherited a house from her estranged father who left her at the orphanage all those years ago. After not having family for so long she now has a cousin who is very keen to get to know her, but is it for the right reasons? And for Tilly's mother, Olive, her repressed feelings for the unhappily married Sergeant Dawson are finally in the open, but can either of them ever recover from the guilt? Meanwhile, Sally's life is in turmoil when George is killed in an air raid, leaving her alone and pregnant. With so much tragedy surrounding them, the four girls must support each through the hard times.

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