Swingboats on the Sand Holidays at Home Book 2

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Canelo Saga #ad - A loving family is the greatest giftin 1940, foreign travel is no longer feasible due to the War, so “holidays at home” enjoy a new lease of life, meaning business is booming for Piper’s Café at St David's Wells. However, not everyone in the family-run business is as happy as they seem. But war changes everything, and with Freddy and her brothers going off to fight, it appears their lives will turn in unexpected directions.

Swingboats on the sand is the second of the Holidays at Home books, a series of enchanting British wartime sagas from the much-loved author Grace Thompson. Grace thompson is an acclaimed author of saga and romance novels, and a mainstay of libraries throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. Born and raised in south wales, including the Valley series, she is the author of numerous series, the Pendragon Island series, and the Badgers Brook series.

Swingboats on the Sand Holidays at Home Book 2 #ad - Beth castle has known freddy Clements her entire life, and they are certain to become engaged any day now. She published her 42nd novel shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday, and continues to live in Swansea.

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Waiting for Yesterday Holidays at Home Book 3

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Canelo Saga #ad - Nevertheless, shirley is determined to succeed, and no-one will get in her way. Waiting for yesterday is the third of the Holidays at Home books, a captivating series of wartime sagas from the much-loved author Grace Thompson. Grace thompson is an acclaimed author of saga and romance novels, and a mainstay of libraries throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.

However, it is 1941, and a career on the stage comes second place to rationing and bomb threats. Born and raised in south wales, the pendragon Island series, including the Valley series, she is the author of numerous series, and the Badgers Brook series. She published her 42nd novel shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday, and continues to live in Swansea.

Waiting for Yesterday Holidays at Home Book 3 #ad - Even war won’t stop her chasing her dreamShirley Downs has always known she was no ordinary girl. But when she enters and wins a singing contest, she begins to realise that her talent is really something special.

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Wait Till Summer Holidays at Home Book 1

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Canelo Saga #ad - She published her 42nd novel shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday, and continues to live in Swansea. When eirlys price convinces her parents to take in three young children, she never imagined it could lead to shocking family revelations which threaten all her future plans. When war threatens, with the war having been declared, hope will keep them aliveIn 1939, evacuees arrive in the small Welsh seaside town of St David’s Wells.

. Born and raised in south wales, including the Valley series, she is the author of numerous series, the Pendragon Island series, and the Badgers Brook series. It is the first in the Holidays at Home series. Grace thompson is an acclaimed author of saga and romance novels, and a mainstay of libraries throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.

Wait Till Summer Holidays at Home Book 1 #ad - Amidst homesickness, filled with warmth, when the town will come alive in all its seasonal glory…​Wait Till Summer is a classic wartime saga, nostalgia and period detail, the community must pull together and wait until summer, local gossip and the challenges of wartime, wonderful characters and finely-crafted plot.

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Day Trippers Holidays at Home Book 4

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Canelo Saga #ad - Born and raised in south wales, she is the author of numerous series, the Pendragon Island series, including the Valley series, and the Badgers Brook series. The castle family run the rides and stalls, struggling to manage without their absent sons, and amid tragedies and anxieties, there is time for what St David’s Wells does best – fun and laughter.

The fourth in grace thompson’s bestselling Holidays at Home series, Day Trippers is a wonderful journey into a seaside town in wartime Britain. Grace thompson is an acclaimed author of saga and romance novels, and a mainstay of libraries throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. She published her 42nd novel shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday, and continues to live in Swansea.

Day Trippers Holidays at Home Book 4 #ad - A little bit of laughter will always see you throughSt David’s Wells blossoms in the English tourist trade of the war years.

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Unwise Promises Holidays at Home Book 5

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Canelo Saga #ad - To honour her promise, must she give up her dreams?When Audrey Castle finally marries her sweetheart, Wilf Thomas, she begins to regret her promise to always help out at the Castle's family cafe. Life in St. Born and raised in south wales, including the Valley series, she is the author of numerous series, the Pendragon Island series, and the Badgers Brook series.

When her future dramatically changes, Audrey is even more determined to strike out on her own. War evacuee sisters maude and myrtle also made a promise – to never abandon each other – but when Myrtle begins to gain independence, drama breaks out. David's wells carries on, despite the war, in all its colour.

Unwise Promises Holidays at Home Book 5 #ad - Unwise promises is the fifth in grace thompson’s much-loved classics, the Holidays at Home sagas, filled with warmth, heart and nostalgia for an unforgettable time in our history. Grace thompson is an acclaimed author of saga and romance novels, and a mainstay of libraries throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.

She published her 42nd novel shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday, and continues to live in Swansea.

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Street Parties Holidays at Home Book 6

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Canelo Saga #ad - Other well-loved characters from previous books in this series have their stories told as we take one last look at life in St David’s Wells. Street parties is the sixth and final instalment in Grace Thompson’s captivating and bestselling wartime saga series, Holidays at Home. As war rages, a husband’s love becomes everythingWith the war drawing to a close, St David’s Wells prepares to welcome the soldiers home.

Everyone is looking forward to a new dawn. But alice castle is suspicious of a strange woman, Netta, who is taking an unhealthy interest in Alice’s husband’s return.

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Valley in Bloom Valley Sagas Book 4

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Canelo Saga #ad - There’s griff, whose pregnancy sets tongues wagging, a nostalgic depiction of life in post-war wales sure to enthral readers of her holidays at home, pendragon Island, Sheila, whose helpfulness masks a deeper problem…In an effort to revive flagging community spirit, whose thieving and dishonesty have long-lasting repercussions, the villagers enter the Best Kept Village competition – but a cricket match between ‘The Council Houses’ and ‘The Village Proper’ threatens to splits them apart…Charming and bittersweet, Valley in Bloom is the final instalment in Grace Thompson’s Valley novels, and George, and Badgers Brook saga series.

The valley sagasa welcome in the ValleyValley AffairsThe Changing ValleyValley in Bloom. Every village has its secrets… the charming conclusion to the Valley sagasAs 1954 draws to an end, the village of Hen Carw Parc is changing. The post-war boom brings a creeping lethargy as the villagers stay in watching their new TV sets, instead of going out to enjoy each other’s company.

Valley in Bloom Valley Sagas Book 4 #ad - As usual, however, nelly is busy keeping tabs on the villagers’ comings and goings.

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Valley Affairs Valley Sagas Book 2

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Canelo Saga #ad - Yet not even nelly, with her shrewd eye, can predict the surprises in store for her family and friends. A new year brings new faces: maurice davies is back from the army, a shop-girl, and Sheila Powell, is eager to help him make up for lost time. But for some there’s no escaping the past, and widow Prue Beynon finds herself confronted by a legacy she’d rather forget…Through the seasons, Nelly watches over the valley with a wry chuckle and an ever-helping hand.

Valley affairs is a warm-hearted novel packed with nostalgia and glorious period detail. A touching story of Welsh village life. Cockney born Nelly Luke is an essential part of the community.

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The Changing Valley Valley Sagas Book 3

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Canelo Saga #ad - The outside world is coming to the welsh valleys…The small South Wales village of Hen Carw Parc is a haven of rural peace, a gentle backwater where the rhythms of life flow at a time-honoured pace. But times are changing and, although Nelly Luke and the older villagers stick resolutely to tradition, the younger ones have caught tantalising glimpses of a world beyond their quiet valley.

For ambitious fay cartwright the lure of a career strains her marriage to home-loving Johnny still further, the happy-go-lucky shopkeeper, while Amy, is saddened when her son is given Army leave but fails to return to his family home. And there are other, more serious intrusions, not least a spate of robberies whose ruthless perpetrator looks likely to be one of their own.

The Changing Valley Valley Sagas Book 3 #ad - But despite the trauma of change, kindness and surprising wisdom of, the life of the village continues, fuelled as ever by the humour, the incomparable Nelly. A vivid and warm-hearted portrait of a changing village community, The Changing Valley is the third of Grace Thompson’s Valley sagas. A delightful, charming read, it evokes a lost way of life which many will recall with enduring affection.

The valley sagasa welcome in the ValleyValley AffairsThe Changing ValleyValley in Bloom.

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New Arrivals at Mulberry Lane: Full of family, friends and foes! The Mulberry Lane Series Book 4

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Aria #ad - When rose merchant arrives at Mulberry Lane, she is carrying a secret that haunts her. Can they both find their way through the heartache to find happiness?1943, mulberry Lane, London. In the midst of another bleak winter, life is hard for the residents of The Lane. How can she tell her landlady and the lanes' matriarch Peggy Ashley that she is the daughter of a murderer? As Rose learns that she is amongst friends she gradually learns to trust and even to love.

But when peggy's estranged husband Laurie returns home for good, both Rose and Peggy's lives are once again turned upside down.

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Mulberry Lane Babies: New life brings joy and intrigue to The Lane! The Mulberry Lane Series Book 3

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Aria #ad - When peggy's twins are born early, Maureen and Nellie are there to lend a helping hand. Neighbours and friends look out for each other and new life brings hope and joy to the Lane. Another great story of love and heartache' Wendy Haines, NetGalley. Absolutely loved this latest instalment and revisiting the ladies of the Lane.

The mothers of mulberry lane stick together despite the grim conditions of war-torn London and a shadowy fear that stalks their lives. Menacing shadows lurk on dark street corners, threatening the safety of those who are alone and vulnerable. 1941, mulberry Lane, London. What readers are saying about the series: 'When it comes to writing sagas, Rosie Clarke is up there with some of the best in the business' Bookish Jottings.

Mulberry Lane Babies: New life brings joy and intrigue to The Lane! The Mulberry Lane Series Book 3 #ad - War rages but new arrivals bring new hope. Life is hard for all on Mulberry Lane as the war rages into yet another year. Desperate times push people into dangerous situations. A perfect example of its genre' That Thing She Reads. This is wonderful historical fiction that is so character-driven you'll wish these women lived on your street' Kathleen Gray, NetGalley.

Full of drama, romance and secrets.

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