Laura Collins, a widow, is struggling to make a good life for her daughters, Tess and Tina.They are living with Laura's sister Millie and her seven children so when Laura is offered a good job, with accommodation, she is delighted.
Life is very different for the Brewsters, living on Manor Farm in Herefordshire.Danny and his girlfriend, Sophie, intend to marry one day so that they can run Manor Farm together but his cousin and best friend, Phil Ryland, feels differently.He longs to get away from farming and intends to escape as soon as he can.
Then war comes and changes everything.Tina is evacuated and Tess joins the Land Army.She means to be true to her boyfriend, Mike, but he is far away.Danny and Phil join the RAF, Danny to pilot bombers and Phil as navigator.They end up on the same airfield and fall in love with the same girl...But Phil has a secret which could end his chance of happiness, and Danny is the only person who knows what that secret is ...
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She is an inspiration to other writers. To work so successfully and hard at this level is an incredible achievement. What the reader gets in Blue Hills, is nostalgia, good humoured historical detail, a wide range of compelling characters and a big, fascinating story...Flynn's strength lies in her ability to make the reader interested in both sets of characters while she interweaves the story strands with great skill. Her approach is cosy, complicated and shows great audience awareness. The characters are gentle, almost wistful, and the reader longs for them to find happiness. I admire Katie Flynn's grit. The writer is like the heroes and heroines of her novel: she gets on with it, and her work is gripping to the end - MSLEXIA
Enjoyable, brilliant story of love and loss - The Daily Echo
Few writers have a fan base as wide and varied as Katie Flynn and devotees won't be disappointed - Scottish Daily Record
Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton.
Further titles: A Long And Lonely Road 9780099468158 / The Cuckoo Child 9780099468165 / Darkest Before Dawn 9780099486978 / Orphans of the Storm 9780099486985 / Little Girl Lost / 9780099486992 Beyond The Blue Hills / 9780099503132 / Forgotten Dreams 9780099503149 / Sunshine & Shadows 9780099503156