#BlogTour #Review ~ A Wedding at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke @AnneHerries

Love, marriage, birth, death and betrayal in the East End of London make up life in Mulberry Lane. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Cathy Sharp and Donna Douglas.

Maureen Jackson knew life as a trainee nurse wouldn’t be easy, but she didn’t expect her hospital to be badly bombed on her first shift. Plus Maureen still has her family and friends in Mulberry Lane to keep her busy – she’s needed as much there as she is by her patients.

Running the pub on the corner of Mulberry Lane, Peggy Ashley is used to taking in all sorts of waifs and strays. But the arrival of a dashing American captain has got tongues wagging about Mulberry Lane’s favourite landlady…

Janet Ashley’s husband is back from the frontline. Which is more than so many of the wives of Mulberry Lane. But her beloved Mike is a completely different man from the one she fell in love with – and what’s more he doesn’t remember her, or their young daughter. How do you cope when your darling husband is a virtual stranger?

As WW2 continues around them, the women of Mulberry Lane know that community spirit and friendship is the key to surviving the Blitz.

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About the Author

Rosie Clarke was born in Swindon, but moved to Ely in Cambridgeshire at the age of nine. She started writing in 1976, combining this with helping her husband run his antiques shop. In 2004, Rosie was the well-deserved winner of the RNA Romance Award and the Betty Neels Trophy. Rosie also writes as Anne Herries and Cathy Sharp. Find out more at her Website

Rosie’s previous series, The Workshop Girls is out now: Here

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My Review

I’m at my happiest when immersed in a good historical novel based around WWII, not sure if it’s because I’m getting older and can appreciate them more but it’s certainly a genre that hits the spot lately. I was absorbed in the first book of this series, The  Girls of Mulberry Lane so as soon as A Wedding at Mulberry Lane became available I wanted to read it.

This continues on from the ending of the previous book, it would help to read in order but you should be able to pick up the story sufficiently without.

The things that keep me hooked with these books is the talent of the author to describe the tension of the time. It really is a sense of community, each person looks out for the other and has the ‘we will survive’ attitude, make do and mend as they say.

It may seem like an awful lot disasters hit these folk but view it as a story condensed into one area not as a factual basis. War was tough, life was hard and this shines through. I love the in depth look at the characters and really feel their emotions. There is a lot of drama crammed into one book and it will transport you back in time if you let it. A story that will pull at your heart strings, full of emotion but has just the right amount of ‘feels’ at any one time.

Once again I thoroughly enjoyed this and I’m pleased to see there will be another instalment. A series well worth putting on your wishlist and I happily recommend.

Thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley. I read and reviewed voluntarily.

 

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