|FRIENDS and FAMILIES
4th novel describes the hopes and dreams of two girls growing
up during the inspiring changes of the 1950's.
As a child, Josie Ford, fiery and ambitious, sees from a distance
the affluent lifestyle of young Georgina Hawkins, and is filled
with envy. But Georgina is lonely, and longs to experience the
warmth of working-class family life. Beneath the shadow of Georgina’s
father, the domineering William Hawkins, the two girls meet in
secret. From this forbidden friendship grows a bond so strong nothing
can break it.
And then the men enter their lives. Josie falls unwillingly in
love with Nick. For as a market trader, surely he can’t
offer her the lifestyle she now craves? Georgina, an incurable
romantic, falls in love with the first man she meets . . . but
the mysterious Dominic breaks her heart. And now both girls need
their friendship as never before.
"The author brings to life with great skill the emotions of young girls growing up in the 1950s. A compelling love story. It's a feel-good book."
Historical Novels Review
'In a time of failed marriages, turbulent lifestyles and
demanding careers we all need a light-hearted read, something
to rekindle our faith in love, happiness and friendship. Friends
and Families provides the ideal distraction'
'Sure to be devoured by her growing legion of fans'
'The story pulls you in and doesn't let you go till the
end, a sign of how much warmth this book holds'
The Large Print edition of Friends and Families is published by Magna and available from Amazon.
Trentham Ballroom image courtesy of The Sentinel
Friends and Families is published by Magna in Large Print and also in Audio, both CD and cassettes - all available from Amazon.