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Home for Christmas [Kindle Edition]

Annie Groves
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Praise for Home for Christmas:

‘Read with a mince pie in hand’ The Sun

Praise for Annie Groves:

‘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

‘Written from the heart’ My Weekly

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Home for Christmas is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence – as well as love, passion and heartbreak – for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.

It's September 1940 and the German blitz on London has just begun. The four young girls who live at No. 13 Article Row live under its constant threat. But life must go on…

Tilly and Sally both work at Barts Hospital where they witness the cruelty of war first-hand.

Agnes volunteers to work extra hours at her underground station to help with the nightly influx of people seeking safety from the bombs.

Dulcie, with her broken ankle, tries to make peace with her mother, following the news of the death of her sister Enid. But her grief-stricken mother doesn't want to know.

Sally returns to her painful past in Liverpool. But it's not seeing the man she once loved, nor her father and ex-best friend's child that hurt most…

As Christmas approaches, the arrival of the handsome young American Drew, ignites new life in the heart Tilly thought was broken.

As the bombs continue to rain down on a frosty London, perilous challenges lay around every corner. And all anyone wants this year is to be home for Christmas.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (27 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IH023K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,725 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Annie Groves lives in the North-West of England and has done so all her life. She drew inspiration for her novels based upon her own family's history, picked up from listening to her grandmother's stories when she was a child. Now she moves a new set of characters to Article Row in London.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Series 22 Nov 2011
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I love Annie Groves novels, and this latest series, this is the second in the set, are such a wonderful read. The characters are amazing, their stories keep you engrossed, and I for one could not put this book down. I shed tears of sadness, tears of happiness, and I cannot wait for the next book due out in February.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Fine Installment from Article Row 30 Jan 2012
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I managed to read this book in two sittings I enjoyed it that much. I found that I got to know the characters a bit better and watch them adjust during times that were indescribable.

You also watch them meet people that they start to care about and read about the impact the war has on their relationships. This book also covers The Battle of Britain, The Blitz and the introduction of rationing.

This book finishes at Christmas 1940 and I am looking forward to reading the next installment to find out what happens to these lovely characters and their boyfriends.

If you enjoyed London Belles you will enjoy this book
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely festive reading. 6 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
I was so desperate to find out what happened to the girls after London Belles and this didn't disappoint. Well researched, the characters are really growing and 'fleshing out' a bit. It really was like meeting old friends again.
Highly reccomended, can't wait for the next installment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hHRISTMASOME FOR c 15 Feb 2013
By pamjoy
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Home For Christmas. I really enjoyed reading about the way characters had grown up and how their lives had turned out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS AUTHOR 2 Feb 2013
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Another great read from Annie Groves. Her story telling is addictive and once I start one of her books, I find it hard to put my kindle down. I do read other authors in between but can't wait to start another Annie Groves one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars War romance a nice easy read 17 Jan 2013
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Took a little longer to get into this one than it did with the prequel and while it was interesting and entertaining, I felt it could have been better edited as poor punctuation and grammar leaves one feeling that this book was perhaps rushed out hot on the heels of the one before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 13 Mar 2014
By Claire
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One of five in the series, have now read them all.
Storyline is excellent & the writers must have done extensive research in order to cover some of the aspects.
I was glad that I had all 5 books to read at once because it was difficult to put any one of the books down.
Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming 24 Feb 2014
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Can't wait to read the next one. Love this series. Easy reading, did not want to put the book down
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Christmas Read
Enjoyed catching up with past characters seeing how they were getting on. Pleasant easy reading that doesn't tax you too much at a busy time.
Published 3 months ago by Christina Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars a good book
A very easy book to read. It flowed on easily. Not terribly dramatic but an easy book to go to bed with. Giving an insight to the war years.
Published 3 months ago by Hazel
1.0 out of 5 stars very dissapointed
Tried really hard to get into this book, but really could`nt. Too many characters to take in, which made for a very confusing read! Abandoned this book after 3 chapters!
Published 3 months ago by M. A. Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Home for Christmas review.
I have not read this one yet but expectations are high. I like stories from this author and have several books yet to read.
Published 5 months ago by Janet J
5.0 out of 5 stars Home for christmas
Lovely story, couldn't put it down. A good series of books looking forward to the next one. A great read.
Published 7 months ago by nicola manwaring
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
As ive said in previous reviews, I always love reading Annie Groves! this is a great read, you just cant put it down!
Published 8 months ago by D. Zabel
5.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed this book.
Really enjoyed this book. It has a gentle storyline running through the book even though it is set in the war. Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars lOVE Annie Groves books!!!
This book is the second of triolagy i have read them all , You need to read them all they are great books very enjoyable... Read more
Published 9 months ago by maureen
5.0 out of 5 stars Home for Christmas
This is a lovely book and a good storyline following the trails and tribulations in war torn London. Read more
Published 10 months ago by FMCramb
5.0 out of 5 stars Home for Christmas
Loved this book ready to start next one in series. A lot of depth in the characters feel like you know them all reading all of them.
Published 10 months ago by Diane Holmes
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