Some sunny day by, Helen Carey, This is a lovely story, its picks up from the the first book " Lavender road." we meet the same people, but in much more detail & how they have copied with living through the second world War. Katie who was always sickly, starts her Nurses training ,& also helps in the family Pub, as her mother is ailing. Louise Rutherford is looking for The man of her dreams. Bertrum, her Brother is a Conscientious objector much to his father ( Greville Rutherford) horror Joyce Carter stands up to her bully of a husband. her daughter Jen, is still working hard to become a singer/ actress. This is a story to keep you reading just one more chapter. you will not be disappointed. I look forward to the next book. On A WING AND A PRAYER.
Some Sunny day by Helen Carey for me was another wonderful read from a great author who certainly knows what the ordinary down to earth people who inhabited the streets of London went through to win the war against Germany. This book is the second in the series and it follows Lavender Road The main characters of this book and kept the story-line strong were the women as they truly showed throughout this book how strong they truly were as the author showed what life was like on the home front on a daily business throughout the bombing and rationing while still keeping a home going for their men to return too when the war had been won. Katy Parsons is still one of my favourite characters and within the pages of this book I am so glad the author gives Katy a more central role to the story-line. Joyce Carter shows her useless husband Stanley she is not going to be the walk-over he expects her to be, she really was a great character and I loved when I was reading about her as she was such a strong character yet those surrounding her always looked at her with pity and scorn not fully realising what she had to go through on a day to day business just to keep food in her family's stomach while being cruelly treated by her husband. Within the pages of Some Sunny Day the Second World War is still going on and the residents of Lavender Road are trying their best to live through the Blitz while coping with no sleep at night due to the bombing but still having to continue with their daily life. The author Helen Carey certainly knew what life was really like for those who stayed in London through this time, she also showed us what life was like for those men who refused to fight for their own personal beliefs. I loved this book mainly because of the many vivid characters as they all do see some happiness through the pages of this wonderful book but as we all know through the Second World War those times of happiness were few and far between and had to be grabbed quickly as they always were waiting for the next bomb to fall or the next telegram to be delivered with bad news from the battle fields. This is one series which I have loved, and I thank Helen Carey for writing it as she showed me through her writing that when the men were away fighting on foreign soil - their women were fighting to keep their home fires burning for them to come home to and that took so much inward strength as so many of the women had to face their own battles on their own with no support but if they were lucky to live on Lavender Road there will always be someone to lend a helping hand just at the right time of need. Some Sunny Day by Helen Carey is the second book in The Lavender Road series and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves to read books based on the Second World War era especially for those who would enjoy reading about how strong the women were through this time of danger. The third book in this series is On a Wing and a Prayer (Lavender Road)
I'm reading my way through The Lavender Road series and loving every word. It's just impossible to put down and the characters and their stories are really enthralling and involving. I can't put my Kindle down once I pick it up to read. Well done Helen Carey. There's drama, wonderful characters and even humour. Couldn't ask for more. So, can't stop I've got to buy the next one in the series before I get withdrawal simptoms!
Gritty, capable women, social realism, humour, a smouldering hero, accurate research and of course, the beastly Enemy raining destruction from the skies. Some Sunny Day is a gripping and heart-warming story, one of those books you think you'll read in short bursts and find yourself unable to put down until the last page is turned. Helen Carey established her skill at creating sparky, engaging characters with her first novel in this series, Lavender Road. In the way of a good series writer, she returns to the same street, the same families but picks out characters that were secondary in the first book and brings them forward for a starring role in this. To be able to invest the ordinary world with drama and tension, while never sacrificing believe-ability is a great talent and Helen Carey has this in spades. When it comes to the nuts-and-bolts of research, she never short changes her reader. If she describes the impact of an incendiary on a particular building, you can be sure she has done her homework, location and science. She will keep you guessing to the end, and pulls off some notable plot twists, all the time writing in her characteristic humorous, laconic and intelligent style.
This is the second book in the Lavender Road series and, if it is possible, is an even better read than the first one. By the time I reached the end of the book I almost felt I was a part of the character's lives and living each day with them. The book shows what could be achieved, with grit and determination, in really hard times. Happy, sad and funny times, they are all in this book, it kept me gripped from start to finish. I am so pleased there is another book in the series for me to read immediately, and a fourth coming later this year....can't wait!
I read a lot of WW2 books both fiction and non fiction. This is the first time I have read books by this author and I was not disappointed.
I have read all three books in this series,and found that I could not put them down they are real page turners I was sorry when I got to the end. If you like books by Harry Bowling, or Victor Pemberton you will certainly like these.
I would definitely recommend these books to other people who like reading WW2 fiction.