Spare Brides (Paperback)Adele Parks (author)
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Damaged and beautiful, they were the generation who lost so much and became 'spare brides'. This richly compelling and emotional novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks is the powerful story of four extraordinary women left to pick up the pieces of their lives, in the scarred, glamorous and endlessly fascinating post-First World War era.
New Year's Eve, 1920. The Great War is over and it's a new decade of glamorous promise. But a generation of men and women who survived the extreme trauma and tragedy will never be the same.
With countless men lost, it seems that only wealth and beauty will secure a husband from the few who returned, but lonely Beatrice has neither attribute. Ava has both, although she sees marriage as a restrictive cage after the freedom war allowed. Sarah paid the war's ultimate price: her husband's life. Lydia should be grateful that her own husband's desk job kept him safe, but she sees only his cowardice.
A chance encounter for one of these women with a striking yet haunted officer changes everything. In a world altered beyond recognition, where not all scars are visible, this damaged and beautiful group must grasp any happiness they can find - whatever the cost.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 32 mm
There are some seriously fab frocks in Adele Parks' latest novel. Dramatic and swooningly romantic, this is historical fiction with real heart * Marie Claire *
[Adele Parks'] love of the era shines through in this big romantic tale * Woman & Home *
A total smash * Heat *
Want a moving and thought-provoking book about love to warm you up for Valentine's Day? Set in the roaring '20s after WW1, it tells the story of four women trying to find happiness despite tragedy * Look Magazine *
You'll love the drama, the gorgeous dresses, grand houses and, in particular, the handsome but damaged love interest * Good Housekeeping *
A wonderfully absorbing tale of friendship, rich in period detail * Stylist *
A fantastic read * Fabulous Magazine *
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