It's 1944. With rumours of an invasion of France, the tide of war seems to be turning. In Lavender Road, however, everyone still has challenges to face. Young widow Louise Rutherford longs to make a new life for herself. When a glamorous American officer arrives at her factory, she senses an opportunity, only to find her efforts hampered by ten-year-old war orphan, George Nelson. And then V1 retaliation rockets start hitting London. Will the war finally wear down the women of Lavender Road, or can love thrive even in the toughest of times?
|Publisher||Soundings Audio; 2017|
World War II has begun and the evacuation of Dunkirk approaches. The nation braces itself for war, but the residents of Lavender Road are dealing with troubles of their own. As the threat of a German invasion looms, the lives of the women on this south London street are about to change for ever...
It will take more than Hitler's Luftwaffe to break the spirit of the residents of Lavender Road. If courage, resilience and a shared sense of humour could win wars, the conflict would already be over. It's not all harmony, though. It's probably just as well that no one knows what challenges lie ahead....
ON A WING AND A PRAYER
London has been ravaged by war and life couldn't be tougher for those living on Lavender Road. Inspired by the courage of her friends on this south London street, Lady Helen de Burrel volunteers to join the Special Operations Executive and puts her life in jeopardy for the sake of her country. But it's hard to know who to trust, and when her heart is on the line even love becomes dangerous.
SOME SUNNY DAY
September 1940. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, the women of Lavender Road are fighting their own battles. For shy Katy Parsons, enrolling as a nurse was always her dream, but the reality is tougher than she ever imagined. Louise Rutherford secretly hoped the war would bring her some fun and romance. But so far it has brought her pain and grief. London during the Blitz is a dangerous place to live but the Lavender Road residents never stop believing their sunny day will come.