I always love picking up a historical fiction read by the incredibly talented Jean Fullerton. In this new saga we join Prue and her newly relocated family, who have joined the parish with her Dad as the new reverend.
Once again as we step into East London we learn more about roles women took over during the war including the cleaning of train carriages as Prue throws herself into a role as her contribution to the war effort.
I loved getting to know Prue and her family and learning more about her character and her inner resolve and strength.
From the offset she has an amazing attitude and is determined to get her head down and get stuck in, despite her background.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Prue and her family during this wonderful visit to war torn London.
East London, 1940. Prue Carmichael never dreamed that she’d end up working at a railway yard. But when her reverend father is called up to Stepney, she and her family are uprooted from their country home for a new life in the turbulent city.
Determined to help with the war effort, Prue signs up for work and soon becomes intrigued by handsome train engineer Jack Quinn. But as the spark between them grows apparent, so does his troubled past – a past that Prue’s mother would certainly not approve of.
In between cleaning train carriages and helping to shelter Jewish refugees, Prue manages to stay busy. But she has more than one admirer, and when Jack is recruited into Churchill’s secret army, a very different suitor begins to pursue her.
As air raid sirens sound overhead, Prue Carmichael is facing her own battle – the fight between her heart and her head . . .
Amidst the ruins of war, will Prue and Jack’s love find a way
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Meet the Author
I was born into a large, East End family and grew up in the overcrowded streets clustered around the Tower of London. The Fullerton family have lived by London docks since the 1830s and all my books are set in and around this area.
East London has changed greatly and many of the old neighbourhoods I knew as a child have changed too, but I endeavour to bring them alive again in my East London stories of love, family and hard times. I feel that it is my background that gives my stories their distinctive authenticity.
I has been shortlisted for and won several awards and regularly undertake writing workshop. I’m fortunate enough to be a guest cruise lecturer and have sailed all around the world talking about East London’s vibrant history. I am married to a minister in the Church of England and have three grown-up daughters.