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by Annie Groves

eBook My Sweet Valentine (Article Row) epub
  • ISBN: 000736153X
  • Author: Annie Groves
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; UK ed. edition (February 1, 2012)
  • ePUB size: 1802 kb
  • FB2 size 1758 kb
  • Formats doc lit lrf lit


My Sweet Valentine, the third outing in Annie Groves's Article Row series, continues to be a warm-hearted . I have read a number of Annie Groves books and once again I hated for it to end. I enjoy reading about woman during the war and how they handle their lives.

My Sweet Valentine, the third outing in Annie Groves's Article Row series, continues to be a warm-hearted, poignant portrayal of life on the home front during the horrors of the Blitz. This was a love story, history lesson and more.

My Sweet Valentine follows on from Home for Christmas and London Belles and is the third in this series, which introduces a set of glorious characters living in Article Row in Holborn

My Sweet Valentine follows on from Home for Christmas and London Belles and is the third in this series, which introduces a set of glorious characters living in Article Row in Holborn. Annie Groves, whose real name was Penny Halsall, also wrote under the name of Penny Jordan and was an international bestselling author of over 170 novels with sales of over 84 million copies. Sadly, Penny Halsall died in 2011

My Sweet Valentine book. My Sweet Valentine, the third outing in Annie Groves's Article Row series, continues to be a warm-hearted, poignant portrayal of life on the home front during the horrors of the Blitz.

My Sweet Valentine book.

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Report an error in the book. The net curtains on the well-to-do Article Row have been twitching, and prying eyes have seen the way she’s been looking at Sergeant Dawso. hen the clock strikes midnight at the Hammersmith Palais, three couples stare deeply into their lovers’ eyes.

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characters living in Article Row in Holborn. My sweet Valentine great series, looking forward to the next book.

My Sweet Valentine follows on from Home for Christmas and London Belles and is the third in this series, which introduces a set of glorious characters living in Article Row in Holborn. Annie Groves, whose real name was Penny Halsall, also wrote under the name of Penny Jordan and was an international bestselling author of over 170 novels with sales of over 84. million copies. Sadly, Penny Halsall died in 2011.

Book 4. A fabulous drama of the Campion family, struggling to stay together as World War Two rages over Liverpool Lou Campion has joined the WAAFs, against the wishes of her parents and twin sister Sasha. Lou's always been a rebel, but now finds that if she wants to succeed she'll have to follow extremely strict rules. A captivating saga set on the eve of WW2 in Liverpool, where life is about to change forever for one girl.

Well, it stands to reason that they would, doesn’t it?’‘But aren’t you just a little bit worried that you won’t like it, Dulcie? I mean, you’ve been working with them lovely cosmetics and everything. at Selfridges, and one of the women who works with me has said as how her niece is working in munitions and that she doesn’t care for it at all. It’s turned her skin yellow, and she says that you have to wear horrible clothes. She says too that there’s some girls there who are really rough types. Agnes gave a small shudder. Listening to them, Olive suppressed a small sigh.

My Sweet Valentine Annie Groves The net curtains on the well-to-do Article Row have been twitching, and . This novel is entirely a work of fiction.

My Sweet Valentine Annie Groves. An emotional portrayal of the lives of four women as Valentine’s day approaches, in 1941 wartime London‘Life brought enough problems and upsets for young hearts, especially young female hearts, without them having to carry the added burden of the wa.

London of 1941 is a dangerous place, especially for the tender-hearted. As Valentine's Day approaches, the perils of war threaten all matters of the heart - and life for Tilly, Dulcie and Olive will never be the same again.
Comments: (7)
Nilasida
After surviving the onslaught of Hitler's Blitz on London, the women of Article Row -- Olive and her daughter Tilly, and their lodgers Agnes, Sally, and Dulcie -- continue to struggle to adjust to life under the ever-present specter of war. Working as a nurse at St. Bart's, Sally continues to see the worst of the Blitz's impact on London, but finds solace in her relationship with George, a young doctor whose affections have helped her forget her own breach with her family back in Liverpool. Agnes is blissfully happy to be engaged at long-last to her boyfriend Ted -- the only thing marring her joy is her future mother-in-law's refusal to open her heart to the one-time desperately lonely orphan. Dulcie is as incorrigible as ever, exasperating and endearing herself to her fellow lodgers by turns, and dating an American pilot -- and determinedly ignoring disturbing signs that he's less than enamored of her than she'd like to believe. And while Tilly is blissfully happy dating Drew, the dashing American reporter, Olive fears that in wartime Tilly's passionate nature will only lead to heartache. But even as Olive fights to protect her headstrong daughter, the widow finds herself increasingly drawn to the attentive -- and very married - neighbor, Archie Dawson. As each woman strives for happiness in an increasingly war-torn London, they find that the only constant they can rely on is change, as they strive to hold on to the hope of a better world in the midst of unimaginable sorrow and loss.

My Sweet Valentine, the third outing in Annie Groves's Article Row series, continues to be a warm-hearted, poignant portrayal of life on the home front during the horrors of the Blitz. Whereas previous installments of the series gave relatively equal page time to each woman's story, this volume focuses primarily on Tilly and her romance with Drew, and its impact on her relationship with Olive. In the second volume, Home for Christmas, Grove introduced -- albeit in a very gentle fashion -- the changing moral values of the time, and the impact a potentially rash liason or even marriage could have on a young woman's life, with a couple's future so uncertain thanks to the realities of the war at home and abroad. Groves further develops this theme here, giving, I think, a very realistic portrayal with Tilly of a "good girl" struggling to navigate rapidly changing social mores of the day and reject or reconcile them with her conservative upbringing.

That said, I do feel like the book suffers for focusing so much on Tilly and Olive's oft-times stormy relationship, and relegating the other residents of Article Row to minor supporting players. One of the main reasons I enjoyed London Belles and Home for Christmas was the sense of community Groves managed to build between these very different women, brought together by shared need and the rigors of life on the homefront. Agnes all but disappears, left to suffer off-stage with her future mother-in-law's patently obviously disapproval, with only a brief update on the state of her relationship with Ted. Dulcie fares somewhat better -- Groves offers a tantalizing glimpse into the development of her unlikely friendship with an erstwhile suitor, now horribly wounded and rejected by his family. I love Dulcie because at first glance she seems like such a selfish character -- but underneath that bold-as-brass exterior lurks a heart of gold.

Of the lodgers, Sally fares best here. Groves continues to explore the toll Sally's fractured family life took on her emotional well-being, and while her reaction to her father's remarriage is extreme, and certainly the stuff of soap opera, Groves manages to imbue Sally's story with an appreciable level of emotional authenticity. Groves continues to explore Sally's changing moral views here, particularly vis-a-vis her intensifying relationship with George, contrasting her more mature decision-making process with Tilly's youthful, impetuous nature. It's a contrast that brings into sharp relief the error of focusing so much on Tilly -- likable enough, but incredibly immature -- and that quality, coupled with Olive's smothering, wears thin in a novel of this length (400 pages).

Sadly, Annie Groves passed away shortly before this novel was published, but with it she cements her status as a master when it comes to writing nostalgic, warm-hearted, female-centric wartime fiction. While My Sweet Valentine is far from perfect, focusing on -- at this point -- my least favorite resident of Article Row, it is a solid entry in the series. I particularly appreciate how, despite the story's gentle tone, Groves never shies away from exploring the stark realities of wartime, delivering brutally honest sequences exploring the emotional impact the Blitz has on survivors. She's at her best when exploring the human toll of war on the homefront, and its catalyst as an engine of social change. Though the prose is still occasionally clunky and repetitive, and the characterizations uneven, I enjoyed revisiting Article Row, and I look forward to finishing the concluding, posthumously published volumes in this saga -- Only a Mother Knows and A Christmas Promise.
Zololmaran
I have read a number of Annie Groves books and once again I hated for it to end. I enjoy reading about woman during the war and how they handle their lives. This was a love story, history lesson and more. The characters are very well defined and the story very interesting. I would highly recommend this book.
Mora
The story is very engrossing and the characters well defined. I really enjoyed the story and found it true to life, just wish that I had known that it was part of a series before buying as I missed reading the first volume. Would be helpful if books in a series were listed as such.
BlackBerry
I have really enjoyed this series of books and particularly found MY SWEET VALENTINE very well written, I enjoyed the warmth of the characters and feel that I continue to get to know this interesting group of Lodgers that have come together under very difficult and hard times during WWII in London. This book made me appreciate more and more as to how the Brits suffered during these war years but still surfaced as winners. Thanks so much to the author Annie Groves for writing these interesting books.
monotronik
This is book 3 in the Article Row books. The story of four young women falling in love during the bombing of London during World War Two. It stands on its own but is better to be read after London Belles and Home for Christmas. Each book is a chapter in the greater picture created by the series as a whole
Road.to sliver
It is hard to believe that this book, filled with amateurish writing and repetition, unresolved character issues and pat endings ever got published. I have to admit I read it through to the end just to see how bad it could get. I wasn't disappointed. Save your money, but more importantly, your precious reading time.
Modifyn
Love this author and her series of books. She makes her cha r caters registering and engaging so you keep wanting to read more.
The sequel to London Belles. The further adventures of 4 young ladies in war time London- romances, work, bombings, etc. Easy read & learned a lot about them living through the war.
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