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Connie's Courage

Connie's Courage [Kindle Edition]

Annie Groves
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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‘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 Fiction Feast

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A stirring novel of passion, lost loves and one girl’s determination to conquer the odds from the author of ELLIE PRIDE.

When Connie Pride finds herself alone and pregnant in the rough courts of Liverpool, she despairs. Deserted by her lover, menaced by his bullying uncle, and too proud to ask her estranged family for help, there seems no hope.

Rescued from the gutter, she is offered
the chance to train as a nurse at the Poor Hospital. Life becomes a whirl of hard work and long shifts, but also lively evenings at the music hall with her fellow nurses and the newly drafted soldiers. Finally Connie
has a purpose in life – especially when the wounded of World War 1 start to arrive in their droves on the hospital wards. With
a roof over her head and a steady wage, if
she can stay out of trouble, the future looks brighter. Even love seems possible again …

But then a face from the violent past turns
up to disrupt Connie’s new life and shatter her dreams. All she has built up is threatened – and she herself is in physical danger. It
will take every ounce of the courage she possesses to overcome the odds – and a little help from old friends and new …

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1276 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (23 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00576RIKM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,610 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Annie Groves was a pseudonym of the much-loved writer, Penny Halsall, who was an international bestselling author of over 180 novels with sales of over 84 million copies. Sadly, Penny died in 2011. The final books in the Article Row series, Only a Mother Knows and A Christmas Promise, were completed posthumously by Sheila Riley.

Born and raised on Merseyside, Sheila Riley is the eldest of seven children. At school Sheila quickly discovered her English exam grades could be improved by writing tales in the back of her exercise book, and so began her lifelong love of story-telling. Happily married to Tony, they have three grown-up children, five adorable grandchildren and a huge German shepherd who is put in his place by a small, ancient cat called Missy.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read, but....... 21 July 2005
By Kim
......rather disappointing. I have read Ellie Pride and this was by far the superior book. Connies Courage lacked the chemistry between the two main characters.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm 11 Sept. 2007
This is the second book I have tried to read by Annie Groves; i thought I might of been a bit harsh with the last one and given up too easily so when I saw this I was quite excited by the read up. To begin with this book was really good, it had a gripping story line, then it went off the boil when Connie started nursing. I feel that this author gives too much detail to miniscule things and not to the story line which makes it a bit boring. I don't think I would reccomend this book, again I did not finish it! I feel 2 stars may be being a bit generous... did not have the heart to give it one star.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 3 July 2014
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Great follow up to reading Ellie's Pride by same author
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5.0 out of 5 stars totally good read 19 Jun. 2014
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Within the first few lines I was definitely drawn into what I expected to be a good book. I was most definitely in my opinion right. It was one of those reads whereby you do not want it ti end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 17 Jun. 2014
By Sadie
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Yet another brilliant book from Annie Groves. I read Ellie Pride first and this book follows on about the life of her sister Connie. They are 'cannot put down' books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant story 2 Jun. 2014
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A story to take you through Connie's life, just when you think things are improving for Connie her life becomes difficult again, the story grips you & you are sorry to leave Connie at the end of the story. I love Annie Groves books. this books follows Ellie Pride, Connie & Ellie are sisters. & Ellie features in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 23 May 2014
By val
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I really enjoyed reading this book ,a good story from start to finish.It makes you realise how hard life was during the first world war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Connie,s courage 17 May 2014
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I just love Annie Groves stories, I,m not sure how I missed this one before. Connie Pride really did have great courage, and her story is so believable. A great story, well written.
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