Such Sweet Sorrow
Marianne is happy with her husband, naval officer Neil, and daughter, Libby, until the Second World War intervenes. Neil is often away on his ship and the family starts to drift apart. Marianne takes on war work and removes from the family home to stay with her mother in the docklands of Liverpool; meanwhile Libby is evacuated to Wales. Betrayal by those nearest to her lead directly to Marianne’s near fatal accident and it seems as if the family may never recover even as the war enters its final stages.
Such Sweet Sorrow is another heart-warming saga from Katie Flynn. A prolific author, she certainly knows how to keep her fans entertained from the opening pages right through to the end. Wartime Liverpool is faithfully recreated and the make-do-and-mend generation are displayed in all their true grit. A worthwhile read.