Celle-ci m'a vraiment touché et je fus vite attaché à cette dernière. Then one day, Pamela is taken away, screaming. If I can't stop reading a book and go through the whole emotions of happy and laughing to choked and teary well that can only deserve the full 5 star rating and I don't give them very often. Mais la guerre et l'arrivée de Florrie à Cliffehaven menacent ce fragile équilibre. Keep the box of tissue close at hand; this one is sure to tug at your heart! Et puis, il y l'histoire de Sally et John, assez prévisible dans ses développements et finalement, peut-être pas assez exploitée.
Elle obtient un emploi dans une usine de confection d'uniformes, où ses talents de couturière se révèlent. Sally and her little brother Ernie were taken in by Peggy because no one wanted a child with polio. Playing mother is nothing new for Sally - their real mother Florrie, a good-time girl, hasn't even come to the station to wave them off and Ernie, crippled at an early age by polio, is used to depending on his older sister. Dean researched well, and I thank her for portrayal of a very difficult time. In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. Her character voices were such that I forgot it was being narrated. Very enjoyable I think I loved this book most of all because of the interesting characters and how the story intertwined to make for a really good read.
With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. Dana has escaped from her family farm in Ireland. Guilty pleasure This is chic lit for the older person, something my auntie would really enjoy. I loved this book, it was gripping and I found I could not put it down and it made me cry in parts - always the sign o a good book! On ressent bel et bien son côté maternel et bienfaisant. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head welder while still keeping her double life a secret.
Although it read well as a stand alone novel, I immediately knew I had to go back a begin with the first book in this series and I was not disappointed in the least! Même si celle-ci va également rencontrer quelques incertitudes, elle ne perd jamais espoir. The characters were strong, with each having a personality that sprung from the pages. You will get caught up with the lives of all in the family and will then need to read the rest of the books in the series. Sally, une ado refugiée de Londres s'occupe de son petit frère atteint de la polio. When war breaks out, it doesn't take long for trouble to arrive on the bakery doorstep.
Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth, and Pammy has come from the wrong side of the tracks. Then a handsome American serviceman catches their attention, and so begins heartache between the sisters. Bookseller: , South Yorkshire, United Kingdom -: Arrow Books Ltd, -. She is the author of the eleven Beach View Boarding House novels. Left until last to be picked by the people accommodating evacuee's probably because of Ernie's disability and threatened to be split up and Ernie placed in an orphanage which Sally outright refuses they stand and wait, and luckily for them sometimes the best things do come to those that wait when Peggy the proprietor of Beach View Boarding house comes and doesn't blink twice at taking them both. Maybe my views are skewed because I spent my days exploring Yellowstone and read in motels at night when I was tired, but it took me awhile to get into the book.
Fortunately, Peggy Reilly has enough love in heart and a room to spare, and quickly embraces these young Londoners. Lots of unnecessary information and none of it very interesting. This was not a quick read, and it wasn't action packed. At first the South was considered safe but now being in the path of the Germans on the way to bomb London, families had to evacuate their children. At Cliffehaven though they are welcomed in to a very warm, traditional, cosy, tight knit family and Peggy tries to encourage Sally to let others take some responsibility which results in her dream becoming true of setting up a small seamstress business alongside her factory job where she also gains promotion. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life.
When they arrive in Cliffehaven, they're taken to live at the Beach View Boarding House where they're welcomed by the open-hearted Reilly family headed up by warm, loving Peggy, and life begins to improve. At sixteen years old, Sally has had to grow up quickly and has become her brother's primary care provider while their father serves his country. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. Meanwhile, mean-spirited Myra Stone awaits her new roommate in the Wavertree terrace she is billeted to. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners.
I absolutely loved this book and managed to read it in three days. Sally has had the care of her brother since she was 10. J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce personnage. Quant aux personnages de l'histoire, je me suis très vite attachée à celui de Sally et ensuite à ceux de Peggy et toute sa famille. La vie n'a pas été tendre pour la jeune Sally Turner, 16 ans, qui élève seule son frère de six ans, Ernie, atteint de polio. Storyteller grew on me and I decided by the second chapter that she was perfect. She builds the characters personalities, their backgrounds, and their individual ways of coping in a way that makes you really get to know them.
The characterisation is wonderful and so well portrayed and you can't help but have your favourites. Gloria is hiding her own little secret - one that, if found out, could threaten not only her job but her life. Dora is increasingly jealous of her sister's blossoming romance with Victor. I had high hopes for this book after numerous recommendations and it did not disappoint. And Sally is forced to work out where her true loyalties lie. It was nice to have a romance and for once for it to be a second sort of storyline and not take the attention of the whole book. All overseas shipping is via Airmail.
This first installment is set I was first introduced to Ellie Dean's Beach View Boarding House Series this past summer when I was presented with an advance reader's copy of Book 9, Sealed With A Loving Kiss, and I was immediately captivated by the endearing cast of characters as well as Dean's emotionally compelling writing style. At first the South was considered safe but now being in the path of the Germans on the way to bomb London, families had to evacuate their children. I was first introduced to Ellie Dean's Beach View Boarding House Series this past summer when I was presented with an advance reader's copy of Book 9, Sealed With A Loving Kiss, and I was immediately captivated by the endearing cast of characters as well as Dean's emotionally compelling writing style. She fails to take notice of punctuation, and has a sharp delivery which I dislike intensely. Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria hardly have time to catch their breath, let alone have a Christmas of their own. Determined to learn of his fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along.