An Orphan's War (Paperback)Molly Green (author)
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War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool's Dr Barnardo's Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan's War is a gripping saga about love and loss on the Home Front.
When her childhood sweetheart Johnny is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband - she loses her best friend. Desperate to make a difference in this awful war, Maxine takes a nursing job at London's St Thomas's Hospital.
A BROKEN HEART
Maxine takes comfort in the attentions of a handsome surgeon, but Edwin Blake might not be all he seems. And as the Blitz descends on the capital, Maxine returns to Liverpool heartbroken and surrounded by the threat of scandal.
A BRAVE SPIRIT
When offered a job at a Dr Barnardo's orphanage, Maxine hopes this is the second chance she has been looking for. And one little boy in particular helps her to realise that she needs the orphans just as much as they need her...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
PRAISE FOR MOLLY GREEN
`Molly Green creates realistic characters and situations that keep you turning the pages.' Katie Fforde
'A moving, gripping story set during WW2, of a woman's dedication to the orphans in her care and her heart wrenching love.' Kitty Neale
`Redolent of wartime Britain and brimming with heartfelt stories from several characters, Molly Green's sure-footed novel shows just how challenging it was to find love and a place to call home in the dark days of the war.' Terri Fleming
`A lovely, heartfelt, warming slice of saga fiction ... There is a gentleness to the writing as it walks some difficult paths, ensuring AN ORPHAN'S WAR is an engaging, generous read.' Liz Robinson, LoveReading
`A gripping read' My Weekly
`Memorable characters, a well written, plausible plot and very good descriptions of the time and place. The scenes and details of Dr Barnardo's are especially interesting as the plight of orphans is rarely considered when we think of World War Two ... We often forget the ordinary people surviving day-to-day `back home'.' Discovering Diamonds Blog
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