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Home for Christmas by [Groves, Annie]
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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

About the Author

Annie Groves lives in the North-West of England and has done so all her life. She is the author of the Pride family series Ellie Pride, Connie's Courage and Hettie of Hope Street, a series of novels for which she drew upon her own family's history, picked up from listening to her grandmother's stories when she was a child. Her most recent novels are the World War II series Goodnight Sweetheart, Some Sunny Day, The Grafton Girls and As Time Goes By. These were followed by the Campion series Across the Mersey, Daughters of Liverpool, The Heart of the Family, Where the Heart Is and When the Lights Go on Again, which are also based on recollections from members of her family, who come from the city of Liverpool. This book continues in the new London series, following a set of characters that live in Holborn.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 903 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (27 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IH023K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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I came across London Belles in a charity shop, and enjoyed it so much that I read it in two days. I immediately bought this sequel to read on my Kindle. It is a sweet story about four very different girls and their experiences during WW2.
The characters are well defined and the story flows well.
I read this one in about four hours,and I have already downloaded the next book in the series. I hope there will be more.
If you like a good easy reading story, you will enjoy this series.
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By Clare O'Beara TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Jan. 2015
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This story follows four women in London during the Blitz. One of them, Sally, has come from Liverpool, and at the start, after a description of a pre-war Christmas day, we get a rather melodramatic account of why she chose to leave Liverpool for London - I thought it unnecessary. This girl refuses to let go her hurt and aggravation, which just keeps another burden on her young shoulders as a nurse during the war.

Sally, the nurse, is the most admirable character in other ways due to the training and self-possession which carry her through drastic situations of bombing.

The other characters are not that distinct apart from one shallow-minded girl who is a sales assistant in expensive shop Selfridges, conveniently forgetting that her family come from Stepney. She learns nothing except that keeping a man dangling will get her gifts. Another girl is a ticket seller in the Underground but that job is only shown early in the story as the public start to insist on using Tube tunnels for shelter. The fourth is their landlady with a kind heart.

We see some amusing scenes of bargaining for shampoo when it can't be bought normally, and a pub on Fleet Street which is populated by more American journalists than British. The details of normal life at an abnormal time, including romances, are well presented.

Overall the story is light enough to read quickly. Because we keep chopping and changing among four women I found it hard to get deeply involved with any of them except during the bombing scenes. The story is suitable for young adult readers but aimed at adults.
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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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I loved reading this book, it was sad at the beginning, and the you think the story starts then, but then it changes, and stays with the daughter, she has a tough life, because of what happens with her dad, and her best friend, but you will have to read the book to see why!
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Home for Christmas I enjoyed up to a point, however, at times it ws too sugary and I must admit the ending left you wondering what happened to two of the characters in particular ie Agnes and Sally who both had unresolved issues Perhaps there is a sequel
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