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A Ration Book Childhood

‘Food for the soul, it’s simply deliciously readable and enjoyable’ LoveReading

In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever.

With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London’s East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever, but they are doing all they can to help the war effort.

When Ida’s oldest friend Ellen returns to town, sick and in dire need of help, it is to Ida that she turns. But Ellen carries a secret, one that threatens not only Ida’s marriage, but the entire foundation of the Brogan family. Can Ida let go of the past and see a way to forgive her friend? And can she overcome her sadness to find a place in her heart for a little boy, one who will need a mother more than ever in these dark times?

Jean Fullerton, the queen of the East End saga, returns with a wonderful new nostalgic novel.

Spearhead

‘Gripping’ Wall Street Journal
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At first, gunner Clarence Smoyer and his fellow crewmen in the legendary 3rd Armored Division – ‘Spearhead’ – thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: the lead tank always gets hit.

After seeing his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, Clarence and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art ‘super tank’, one of twenty in the European theatre. But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: now they will spearhead every attack and, in doing so, will lead the US Army into its largest urban battle of the war, the fight for Cologne, the ‘Fortress City’ of Germany…

‘Spearhead shimmers in eclipsing moments of valor, luck and compassion.’ Washington Times