A Mother's Journey
By June Hampson
A mother's love knows no bounds...Gosport, 1941. Fourteen-year-old Vera has led a sheltered life with her overbearing, religious mother and older sister. But her world is turned upside down with the arrival of the Lovell family on her street. Vera quickly befriends the daughter, Angela, an impulsive, worldly young woman who opens Vera's eyes to what she has been missing. But Vera, unaware of the effect she has on men, invites the unwanted attention of Angela's father, with devastating consequences.Outraged at the news that her teenage daughter is pregnant, Vera's mother sends her to a home for wayward girls. After giving birth to a baby boy, Vera manages to escape the brutality of the institution, only to end up homeless. Alone and struggling to make ends meet, Vera is determined to give her son a better life - at any cost. But just as their fortunes seem to change for the better, everything Vera has worked for is threatened...
Moonlight & Lovesongs
By Lilian Harry
A warm and poignant story set against the backdrop of a great English seaport at war from the Sunday Timesbestselling author.As the Second World War enters its final year, the spirit of the close-knit community in April Grove, Portsmouth refuses to die. Teenager Carol Glaister, forced to give up her baby son, becomes increasingly obsessed by the need to find him again. Ambitious, sexy Diane Shaw leaves the aviation factory for a career in the WAAFs but discovers she is up against far more than she bargained for - in both work and love. And Olive Harker struggles to stay true to a husband she has barely seen since the war began, her love challenged in a way she would never have dreamed possible.