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Gracie“s Sin [Kindle Edition]

Freda Lightfoot
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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‘paints a vivid picture of life on the fells during the war. Enhanced by fine historical detail and strong characterisation it is an endearing story...’
Westmorland Gazette on Luckpenny Land

‘a fascinating, richly detailed setting with a dramatic plot brimming with enough scandal, passion, and danger for a Jackie Collins’ novel.’
Booklist on Hostage Queen

‘I was engaged with the story from page one. She piles horror on horror – rape, torture, sexual humiliation, incest, suicide - but she keeps you reading!’
Historical Novels Review Nov 2009 on House of Angels

Three young women craving adventure join the Women’s Timber Corps --
All for different reasons. . .

Lou sees it as a way to stay near her lovely new husband. Instead it brings heartache and tears, fear and betrayal. But it is she who holds the friends together when the going gets tough.

For Rose it means escape from her bullying brother. But her desperate search for love and acceptance leads the fun loving girl to change and be willing to inflict the same cold hearted treatment upon others; even her closest friends.

Gracie simply falls in love with the uniform and then commits the greatest sin of all: falling in love with the enemy. This puts at risk her freedom, her patriotism, the respect of her friends and even her life.

After the rigours of forestry training in Cornwall under Matron’s steely gaze, and a spell as acting air-raid wardens, the trio are posted to Grizedale forest in the Lake district where they love the outdoor life and new challenges; the knowledge that they are doing their bit. But their enemy is the war, and faith and friendship are tested to the utmost in their efforts to survive.

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'A rattling good read to touch the heart of anyone who has loved someone they shouldn't have.' (Dorset Evening Echo)

'Freda Lightfoot's talent for creating believable characters makes this a page-turning read.' (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

'A heart-warming Lakeland saga.' (Southern Daily Echo)

'Freda Lightfoot's new novel is a tale of a courageous young woman determined to make a better life for herself and her family.' (Lancashire Life - Manchester)

'A heart wrenching family story that keeps you turning the pages as the drama unfolds.' (Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph)

'[Freda Lightfoot] has an established readership who will be delighted by this latest offering ... deftly chronicled, and likeable'. (Telegraph & Argus)

'The writer clearly knows her Manchester well, especially the canals, warehouses, factories and humble shops and dwellings of the poor. Her historical research has been painstaking and the sense of the period is very real.' (Historical Novel Society)

'Real people and real dramas are her mainstay.' (Westmoreland Gazette)

About the Author

Freda Lightfoot was born and brought up in the mill towns of Lancashire. She has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder but began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances under a different name. Having lived for many years in the Lake District and also in Cornwall, she now tries to divide her time between the two.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 888 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Freda Lightfoot (21 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.ą r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005E0C7DO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot has been a teacher and a bookseller, and in a mad moment even tried her hand at the 'good life'. Inspired by this tough life on the fells, memories of her Lancashire childhood, and her passion for history, she has published forty family sagas and historical novels. Freda has lived in the Lake District, in Cornwall, but now spends her winters in Spain and the rainy summers in the UK. For more information about Freda, visit her website:

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 6 Sept. 2012
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Good read. Liked it. Another that kept me wanting to see what would happen next although some bits were predictable!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A ENJOYABLE READ 16 Jan. 2003
I could not put this book down, the story is a little slow at times but do not let that put you off.
Set during the war it follows the lifes and loves of the girls
off the timber corp, from there training in cornwall to working in the lakedistrict with the german pows, what i liked was the way the charcters change and show there true colours as thay grow
and experance life.
Iwould have given 5 stars but the ending was a little bit disapointing.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 31 May 2012
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I really liked this book. I have read a lot of books from Freda Lightfoot and this did not dissapoint
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gracie's Sin - Freda Lightfoot 21 Feb. 2014
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I loved this story but did notice a few errors ! The family had to bathe in the kitchen but somewhere along the way Rose was heard being sick in the bathroom ! Good story in spite of this !
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5.0 out of 5 stars True to life 17 Feb. 2014
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I love all Freda Lightfoot books, they are very true to life and always a good read.Ialways find it difficult to it them down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gracie's Sin by Freda Lightfoot 7 Feb. 2014
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This was a really interesting and thoroughly enjoyable read. It's good to see lee than perfect characters facing believable situations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a heart-rending story of the tribulations of war 25 Jan. 2014
By Jenna
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I found this book difficult to put down from start to finish. The way the author captured the complexities of relationships during the war, made me laugh and cry. You really felt the hardships they went through and see a different side of the war to many other novels out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gracies sin 13 Dec. 2013
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couldn't put the book down what a wonderful story set around the area I live and the places I know, I love Fredas stories all set in the lake district
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