Thursday, May 27, 2021

Edie's Home for Orphans by Gracie Taylor


Edie’s hopes of serving overseas are dashed when she’s sent to be a Land Girl in a sleepy Cumbrian village.

Prue has shut the world out since her son went away to fight. Yet when asked to take in a Land Girl and two little evacuees from London, she has no choice.

Edie’s heart breaks seeing the children’s cold welcome. But when the evacuees take in a stray puppy, even Prue can’t say no.

Edie realises Applefield Manor could become a sanctuary. But can she persuade Prue to open her heart, and her home?


About The Author

Gracie Taylor grew up in rural West Yorkshire. After university she spent time in several different cities, but eventually returned to settle in the Dales. Gracie Taylor is a pen name for Lisa Firth, who also writes award-winning contemporary romantic comedies as Mary Jayne Baker and uplifting women’s fiction as Lisa Swift. Edie’s Home for Strays is her first historical novel.



My Review

What a great warm hearted read, and yet, it takes place during wartime in England, WWII. Bombs are being dropped in London, but this is the the rich farmland of the north.
Edie, is a young woman who wants to join her friends in the war effort by joining the WRENS, but because of some health problems ends up going to the Land Girls, someone who works from dawn to dusk to put food on the table.
Expect the unexpected here, when Prue opens her home to take in Edie, her life is about to change forever.
Assumptions many, hard work, yes, and a bit of romance, prisoners, animals, and a delightful crow.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Avon Books, and was not required to give a positive review. 

1 comment:

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