The Mother's Day Victory by Rosie Hendry
Series: Women on the Home Front #2
Genres: Historical Fiction
Can the Women on the Home Front protect their community in times of war?
Norfolk, 1940. As war rages on, sisters Prue and Thea, along with the wider community of Great Plumstead, are doing all they can to help the war effort, from running the mobile canteen for the Women's Voluntary Service to organising clothing drives and collecting salvage.
When, Anna, a young German girl who fled her country, seeks refuge in the village, Thea opens up her home, Rookery House, and invites Anna into their growing family. But while many in the village welcome Anna with open arms, others are suspicious of the new arrival . . .
As the war intensifies and panic sweeps the country, Anna is taken by the government who fear she's a spy. The women of Great Plumstead are already fighting their own battles on the Home Front, but will they come together in Anna's time of need to keep the newest member of their community safe from war?
The Mother's Day Victory is the perfect wartime family saga and the second novel in Rosie Hendry's much-loved series, filled with heart-warming friendships, nostalgic community spirit and a courageous make-do-and-mend attitude. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Donna Douglas and Elaine Everest.
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This book picks up right after the first one ends, and that is why I think I should have read the first one. That being said, I did enjoy this book, although I have heard that the first was much better. I will leave that for you to decide. I did enjoy that I got brief summaries of what had happened so that I was not completely lost.
We are in the village of Great Plumstead, getting ready to welcome Anna, who has fled her homeland after sanctions were placed on the Jewish people. Anna gets a mixed welcome, as I imagined a lot of people did during this time period. Honestly, this was a very real portrayal and description in my opinion.
Of course, then Anna was taken away with all of the other German immigrants. The process of trying to decide if she, and the other immigrants, are a threat is rather lengthy and a bit boring to me. When Anna was first taken away, I was scared for her, but as the story unfolds, I almost forgot she was imprisoned. I guess I expected a little more from a historical fiction novel than this. As I previously stated, it is not bad, but it is rather tame in comparison to my expectations.
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