Hope in the Valleys
'Heart-wrenching, highly emotional and hard to put down...saga writing at its mesmerizing best.' Reader Review
Will Elizabeth choose love over duty?
It’s August 1917 and WW1 continues to take a toll. The villagers of Dorcalon, a mining village in the Rhymney Valley, try to keep hope alive; but every day brings fresh tragedy as more of their sons and fathers are killed on foreign battlefields.
Elizabeth Meredith, daughter of mine manager Herbert, enjoys a privileged position in the village, but she longs to break free of society’s expectations.
Falling in love with miner, Gwilym Owen, brings more joy to her life than she’s ever known… until she’s forced to choose between her love and her disapproving family. Seeking an escape, Elizabeth signs up as a VAD nurse and is swiftly sent to help the troops in France, even as her heart breaks at leaving Gwilym behind.
Separated by society and the Great War, can Elizabeth and Gwilym find their way back together again? Or will their love become another casualty of war?
A romantic, emotional saga set in WW1 - fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Newberry will adore this captivating read.
Readers are loving Hope in the Valleys:
‘Another great instalment in the Valleys series…Really enjoyed this book and I’m already looking forward to reading the fourth one.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘Absolutely loved this book…Lovely characters and a beautifully written storyline. Highly recommend this book and the author’. ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The book tells of the lives of some who fought and some who stayed behind to work in the mines. I do recommend that you read this book.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘It was like visiting old friends and family…It is just like coming home reading this book.’ ☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘A story of friends, love, hate and forgiveness…A story of the war and those lost. I did enjoy reading this book and I would recommend it.’ ☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘I was so excited to start this book…It was like visiting family. I recommend this book and hope there will be another.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘It was lovely to return to the village and meet these characters again…Pleased to see there is another instalment of the series on the way.’ ☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
Praise for Francesca Capaldi's beautiful WW1 Welsh saga series:
'Rich with well-drawn characters, twists and turns, sense of history and place...it was hard to put down. I loved it!’ Rosie Hendry, author of the East End Angels series
‘I loved this book… I would heartily recommend it for anyone who enjoys family saga or historical fiction.’ Reader Review
‘This is such a warm-hearted book… I would ask all readers to read this book. I loved it’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘This is a really emotional book…I really enjoyed this book and fully recommend it. Worth all the stars’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘An all-engrossing story that swept me along with it. It is a wonderful historical saga with a hint of romance' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review