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War Comes to the Dales : An uplifting, heart-warming and emotional World War Two rural saga

War Comes to the Dales : An uplifting, heart-warming and emotional World War Two rural saga

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Author: Firth, Betty

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Published on 19 October 2023 by Canelo (Canelo Hera) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Made in Yorkshire' series.

Paperback | 400 pages
197 x 128 x 27 | 268g

Can she help the village survive the war?April 1941. When Bobby Bancroft arrived in Silverdale to take a job as a reporter on The Tyke magazine, the sleepy Yorkshire Dales village felt like a little pocket of a past long gone.

While much of the country was suffering nightly bombing raids as the Blitz raged, life in isolated Silverdale carried on just as it had for a hundred years or more. But as the summer of 1941 approaches, war finally seems to have come to Silverdale. The villagers face new hardships when shortages and rationing begin to bite, young men become scarce as more and more are called up, and Bobby finds herself juggling her job on the magazine with a new role as an ARP warden. Even her surly editor Reg and his wife are doing their bit, taking two young evacuees from London into their home.

Meanwhile, Bobby has been growing closer to village vet Charlie, who is preparing to leave Silverdale to begin training with the RAF. The villagers are whispering that wedding bells will soon be chiming, but then Bobby is confronted with an impossible choice. Can she bring herself to give up the job she adores to be with the man she loves?Don't miss this heart-warming, captivating WWII saga series set in the Yorkshire Dales. If you like James Herriot, Gervase Phinn, Pam Howes or Maggie Mason, you'll love this.

Praise for Betty Firth's Made in Yorkshire saga series:'One of the best books I have read in a very, very long time.'

Reader Review'A gorgeous setting, appealing characters and brimming with warmth and humour. It's a long time since a book has so thoroughly captured my heart. Don't miss it!' Kate Field'This was such a good story from start to the end... Thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the village characters were so true to life.'

Reader ReviewWhat a brilliant book...Family saga at its best.'

Reader Review'LOVED IT!!!...My heart ached when reading this... A lovely story, full of heart and home. I didn't want it to end...'

Reader Review'Read in 24 hours! Exceptional!...The storyline was strong and the characters were all likeable and relatable... There were lots of twists and turns that kept me wanting to read more.'

Reader Review'**I absolutely loved this book! **The life and times of a wartime Yorkshire village and its people shine through, authentic, realistic and charming, and Bobby is a highly likeable heroine with ambition and heart.'

Reader Review'I am beyond impressed with this book. I hope this truly is the start of a long series'

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