Daisy Styles

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    It's 1942 and nestled on the edge of the Lake District lies Mary Vale, a sanctuary for expectant mothers.

    Its doors open to two women from London with vastly different experiences. After their house is bombed Rosie Lashley's ill health forces her to travel with her children to Mary Vale. She improves under the care of the dedicated midwives, but her unruly children cause quite the stir! Whilst beautiful socialite Sybil Harwood would rather be anywhere else than Mary Vale. She is desperate to have her baby adopted and return to her glittering life in the capital. Meanwhile the Home welcomes new midwife Edith, who has her own secrets to hide . . .

    As the War rages on Mary Vale must pull together after the army threatens to requisition the Home and close its doors to women in need forever.

    Can this precious Home survive the War?

    And can these women find sanctuary in one another?

    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

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.


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