Heartwarming and nostalgic fiction from the best selling author of The District Nurses of Victory Walk.
It’s 1943 and the district nurses have two new recruits…
As the country ramps up for D-Day, the new nurses getting to know their patients on their patch in London’s East End.
Lily is quite sure of herself and doesn’t believe she has anything new to learn. She’ll find out the hard way that anyone can be made a fool of when she meets a man who promises her everything.
Ruby thinks that nursing might not be for her – is she as hopeless as she thinks, or will tough times bring out the best in her?
As the war takes on a new urgency, everything is at stake ─ can the nurses do what is right for the country and for themselves?
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!’ Take a Break
‘Written from the heart’ My Weekly
About the author
Annie Groves was the creation of the much-loved writer, Penny Halsall, who died in 2011. Penny was born and lived in the north-west of England all of her life and the Annie Groves novels drew on her family’s history, picked up from listening to her grandmother’s stories as a child.
Penny’s legacy of heart-warming and uplifting novels lives on through writer Jenny Shaw – who knew Penny personally for many years.