Would you always stand by your friends come what may? This was the question I asked as I began to write Together for Christmas, a special book as it was written in honour of the Centenary, set in London’s East End at the beginning of World War 1.
It's success is down to you, loyal readers. THANK YOU. As I've told you before, my Gran was in service to an aristocratic family and Together for Christmas was the inspiration for this special story.
Here’s the gist of Together for Christmas:
1914 and Britain has just declared war on Germany. The whole country is in uproar. Flora, Hilda and Will, who grew up together in St Boniface orphanage sit in the sunshine in Hyde Park on a rare day off, discussing the impending war. Brave Will means to go off to fight, scatterbrain Hilda hopes to better her current lot in life as a maid at the charitable institute, Hailing House, but dedicated nurse Flora is content with her job as assistant to the Isle of Dogs' kindly Doctor Tapper. Taking a vow, they pledge to always be there for each other, come what may. But can they keep that vow in the face of the irrevocable world-changes to come? And who will recover from the losses and heartache? Can three close friends hope to survive the change in circumstances this seizmic catastrophe will bring?
Billed as; "A compelling tale of ordinary East Enders caught up in extraordinary times, from the Sunday Timesbestselling author Carol Rivers"
One of the many Amazon 5* reviews; "This is so well written that you could almost believe you were there....it was more than just a wartime romance story. It detailed the hardship of its era...I will read this again just to make sure I have taken it all in...loved this book!"
I’ll be here again soon with more exciting news. I can’t say exactly what at the moment. I’m waiting for Santa to post me the exact details in time for the 12 days of Christmas! So look out for my next email ...
Much love for now, Carol X