It is 1942 and three young women join the Women's Timber Corps, eager to do their bit for the war effort. Rosie falls in love with an American GI, and is shattered when she finds out he is already married. Gracie falls in love with a German POW, earning the hatred of villagers and collegues alike.
It's 1942 and three young women join the Women's Timber Corps, eager to do their bit for the war effort. Buxom and bouncy, red-headed Lou is newly married and sees her training in Cornwall as a way of staying near her sailor husband. Petite, blonde Gracie is making a break from her quarrelling, interfering parents and Rosie wants to escape from her bully of a brother. Life as new recruits is a bit of a shock, but they are keen to stay together in their next posting: the Lake District. Emotions are always more intense in wartime, and Rosie is swept off her feet by an American GI. Her dream of returning to the States as his wife is cruelly shattered when he tells her he's married already. Gracie falls in love with a German POW, earning the hatred of villagers and colleagues alike. And Lou has to deal with the news that her husband is missing in action.
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On KITTY LITTLE: 'Freda Lightfoot's talent for creating believable characters makes this a page-turning read.' Newcastle Evening Chronicle 2 'A heart-warming Lakeland saga.' Southern Daily Echo 3 On POLLY'S WAR: 'Freda Lightfoot's new novel is a tale of a courageous young woman determined to make a better life for herself and her family.' Lancashire Life - Manchester 4 'A heart wrenching family story that keeps you turning the pages as the drama unfolds.' Scunthrope Evening Telegraph 5 '[Freda Lightfoot] has an established readership who will be delighted by this latest offering... deftly chronicled, and likeable'. Telegraph & Argus 6 'The writer clearly knows her Manchester well, especially the canals, warehouses, factories and humble shops and dwellings of the poor. Her historical research has been painstaking and the sense of the period is very real.' Historical Novel Society 7 On THE BOBBIN GIRLS: 'Real people and real dramas are her mainstay.' Westmoreland Gazette
About Freda Lightfoot
Freda Lightfoot was born and brought up in the mill towns of Lancashire. She has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder but began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances under a different name. Having lived for many years in the Lake District and also in Cornwall, she now tries to divide her time between the two.
Gracie's Sin by Freda Lightfoot
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