The latest novel in Lilian Harry's terrific Dartmoor-based series.
The village of Burracombe is looking forward to the Coronation, but 1953 is to prove a year of heartbreak as well as celebration. While Stella begins to plan her wedding, her sister Maddy is only just coming to terms with the loss of her own fiance; Val and Luke are wondering if they will ever become parents and Hilary's chances of marriage seem first to come closer, then to recede.
The Tozer family also face anxiety. As grandmother Minnie fights for her life, Tom and Joanna's premature twins battle with their own crisis and Jackie, working and living in Plymouth, is determined to live her own life.
Meanwhile, the life of the village goes on, with all its ups and downs. Bossy Joyce Warren tries to organise everything and everyone, Miss Kemp and Stella plan yet another event for the school, Jacob Prout strives to keep Burracombe looking its best for the festivities - and romance comes from a quite unexpected direction...
'A warm, compelling novel of love and sacrifice in extraordinary times.' - My Weekly.
'Careful research has been combined with the author's own vivid memories of the period, giving a sense of authenticity entwined within a story that's both heart-warming and entertaining.' - Best of British.
'A perfect nostalgia hit!' - Yours.
Lilian Harry grew up in Gosport, on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor with two miniature schnauzers who allow her just enough room on the sofa. She is a keen bellringer and walker, and enjoys taking part in village life. Her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.
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