Keep Smiling Through

Keep Smiling Through


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The heartwarming and moving new Wartime Midwives story of three fascinating women fighting to keep the doors of Mary Vale Home open to mothers and their children . . .

Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Nancy Revell and Call the Midwife

Lake District, 1942, the women at Mary Vale Mother and Baby Home must pull together during their darkest hour . . .

But this is not easy when three very different women walk through its doors.

Sybil would rather be anywhere else. She hoped to spend the season in London but an unexpected pregnancy soon put paid to those plans.

While poor Rosie arrives with her two children in tow - their lives torn apart after their house was bombed.

And when new midwife Edith joins it's clear she has her own secrets to hide.

Then one day Mary Vale faces the ultimate threat, requisition by the army and the mothers and midwives must find comfort and friendship in one another.

But can they also find the strength to fight for their Home?

Praise for Daisy Styles

'An absolute joy to read' Kate Thompson

'Will tug at the heart strings of readers everywhere!' Fiona Ford

'Truly endearing characters' Annie Murray

© Daisy Styles 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


  • Praise for Daisy Styles

About the author

Daisy Styles

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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