Daisy Styles

Home Fires and Spitfires
  • Home Fires and Spitfires

  • A heartwarming and moving story of inspiring women set at the beginning of World War II - fans of Katie Flynn, Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey will love this.

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    It's September 1940 and as bombs fall across the country Britain faces its darkest hour yet.

    Tucked on the edge of the Lake District lies Mary Vale, a Mother and Baby Home open to unmarried women and their children. But this sanctuary faces its own battles as three new women walk through its doors.

    From shipyard worker Gracie, to code-breaker Diana and German immigrant, Iris, these girls will leave Mary Vale very different to when they arrived and, like their country, will never be the same again.

    But can these girls put their differences aside to fight a common foe?

    Praise for Daisy Styles

    'Will tug at the heart strings of readers everywhere. Wonderful!' Fiona Ford, author of The Liberty Girls

    'Well done Daisy for creating characters that are real women in the best sense. Funny, scheming, loyal and witty, but about all, hardworking and proud. An absolute joy to read' Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Home Front Girls

    'Truly endearing characters' Annie Murray, bestselling author of Now The War Is Over

RELEASED 20/08/2020

Daisy Styles grew up in Lancashire surrounded by a family and community of strong women whose tales she loved to listen to. It was from these women, particularly her vibrant mother and Irish grandmother, that Daisy learned the art of storytelling. There was also the landscape of her childhood - wide, sweeping, empty moors and hills that ran as far as the eye could see - which was a perfect backdrop for a saga, a space big enough and wild enough to stage a drama, one about women's lives during the Second World War.