Sunshine After Rain

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It is April 1912, and sisters Connie and Jenny Dalton wave their father off on his ocean voyage to America. Shortly afterwards comes the shocking news that his ship, the unsinkable Titanic, has foundered and their father lost forever. Their wealthy life of leisure and their comfortable home are soon gone, and the girls and their mother are forced to make some hard decisions.

For one sister a new life of hard work on the trams beckons, for the other marriage to a virtual stranger seems a good option. But war is looming, and neither sister finds their choices completely fulfilling. Perhaps a nursing career will offer Jenny a new purpose, and perhaps Connie should take a chance on love. But can either sister find the courage to take the chance?

Dee Williams specialises in these warm-hearted sagas, and once again her theme of triumph-over-tragedy is well imagined. Sunshine After Rain certainly captures the dogged spirit of Britain during World War One. Connie and Jenny are a feisty and likeable pair, and their turbulent lives provide an involving and action-packed read.

 

 

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(US) 0755322126

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