Here are two of J. E. Christer’s novels - both wartime romances - aren’t the covers gorgeous?
Polly and Laura Hardcastle are fictional sisters living in the house facing St Peter's Church. It was a small town during WWII and was fortunate not to suffer any really heavy bombing, which seemed to have been reserved for Hull
across the water. The story tells of Polly's and Laura's lives as they deal with the hardship and heartache of life in the 1930s and 1940s. Laura is married to Sean O'Connell who is a nasty piece of work and delivers his final deception in a particularly unexpected way.
This sequel to Polly's Small Town War finds Polly and Chris returning home from Canada on a foggy November day. Polly's first thought is to see her sister but they find Laura, George and their daughter Emma's circumstances much
reduced. Polly's obvious reaction is to offer help to Laura both financially and emotionally, but George becomes jealous. Unfortunately, their planned Christmas party at The Elms does not have the intended happy outcome and matters are made worse when Emma is taken ill and diagnosed with polio. George blames Chris for this and a split opens up between the families. Polly's desire for a child of her own is threatened by illness but eventually the couple have the child they crave only for Polly to neglect Chris in her obsession with her baby. Chris meets a young woman in his new employment who makes it plain that she would be a better wife than Polly. Will Chris be tempted?
This story takes the sisters through the twists and turns of life in a country trying to recover from six years of war and deprivation.
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