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Such Sweet Sorrow (The Hearts of Gold Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It is set in 1939, and vividly describes life in wartime Pontypridd. The characters are colourful and genuine (many will seem like old friends if you have been reading the series), and you quickly become engrossed in their stories.
Many of the young men in Pontypridd volunteer for the Welsh Guards, and leave for France - including William and Eddie Powell and the Ronconi boys.
Their loved ones are left to cope with their worries, and some of the young women have to take on additional responsibilities - such as the Ronconi girls, who have to take over running the family's cafés and restaurant.
A couple of new characters are introduced, as several `conchies' (conscientious objectors) arrive in Pontypridd, conscripted to work in the coal mines.
Tensions build in the community and as war fever sets in the persecution of `enemy aliens' begins, and soon many of the Italians living in Pontypridd face internment.
Such Sweet Sorrow is well researched and very moving. The stories of the characters are gripping - and there is a balance of highs and lows. As well as the tragedies, injustices and sorrows of war; there are stories of deep friendship, romance, and the ability of people and communities to find the strength needed to both cope with, and overcome, great adversities.
The previous books in the series are:
Hearts of Gold
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
One little place in wales had so much sorrow a very moving chapter and how strong the ones are that get left behindPublished 4 months ago by raye mountney
I have so enjoyed the series. Can't wait to read book 6.Published 12 months ago by Mrs Shirley Millar
Fantastic read can't wait for the next book .This ought to be a series on television. Read and enjoy today.Published 12 months ago by julie drury
A really good read and a view through the window of social historyPublished 12 months ago by Mr K Gilham
I really enjoyed this series of books. I ended up buying them all. If you like an ongoing family saga type story then these are the books for you. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Treesaregreen