Susan Cahill enjoys her job at the BBC until a bomb destroys the building and brings a new boss, Walter Boscombe. He has no time for ambitious young women and seems determined to break Susan's spirit - and her heart.
West London, 1936. Looking forward to a more prosperous future after the Depression, 15-year-old May Stubbs and her family take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a cafe´ and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community. Then May contracts tuberculosis. Leaving her best friend Betty Lane and lifelong soul mate George Bailey behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. Then war is declared.
Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist, moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War and to start a new life an ocean away from her past. But life in besieged Britain holds many tests. As the Blitz continues for months, Ruby can no longer reamin an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns firsthand the depth and measure of true friendship--and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.
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NVD c.1 03/18
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Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Audio; New York : HarperCollins, 2017
London, 1945. The capital is shrouded in the darkness of the blackout, and mystery abounds in the parks after dusk. During a stroll through Regent's Park, Bruce Mallaig witnesses two men acting suspiciously around a footbridge. In a matter of moments, one of them has been murdered; Mallaig's view of the assailant but a brief glimpse of a ghastly face in the glow of a struck match. The murderer's noiseless approach and escape seems to defy all logic, and even the victim's identity is quickly thrown into uncertainty. Lorac's shrewd yet personable C.I.D. man, MacDonald, must set to work once again to unravel this near-impossible mystery.
September 1940. As Luftwaffe bombs rain from the skies over London, the women of Lavender Road are fighting their own battles. Shy Katy Parsons has always been sheltered by her overprotective parents. Enrolling as a nurse was always her dream, but the reality is tougher than she ever imagined. And falling in love isn't all plain sailing either. Privileged Louise Rutherford secretly hoped the war would bring her some fun and romance. But so far it has brought her pain and grief, and now she has a secret...something her strict father must never find out about. London during the Blitz is a dangerous place to live but the Lavender Road residents never stop believing their sunny day will come.
London, 1939. On the eve of the Second World War, Canadian Maggie Wyndham defies her family and stays in England to do her bit for the war effort. Torn between two countries, two men and living a life of lies working for the Special Operations Executive, Maggie's RAF sweetheart locket is part of who she is... and who she isn't. San Francisco, 2019. Over 20 years after Maggie's death, her daughter Millie and granddaughter Willow take a DNA test that's supposed to be a bit of fun but instead yields unexpected results. Willow has always treasured her grandmother's sweetheart locket, both family heirloom and a symbol of her grandparents' love story. But now she doesn't know what to believe. She embarks on a search for the truth, one she doesn't know will reveal far more about herself.
The war everyone dreaded has begun but for Susan Cahill it is an adventure. Helped by a white lie about her marriage to Danny she has a new job as a producer's assistant at the BBC. And glamorous new friends, including one American war reporter who has made Susan his target.